"Factory 56" Mercedes-Benz Plant Showcased

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Paving the way for the future of luxury car manufacturing, Mercedes-Benz recently unveiled the plans for its latest production plant: “Factory 56.” According to MercedesBlog, business and political leaders were led on a tour earlier this year of the site in Sindelfingen, Germany. Scheduled to open in 2020, “Factory 56” will primarily focus on upper and luxury class vehicles, as well as electric vehicles. This includes the new-generation Mercedes-Benz S Class and the environmentally-friendly products of the EQ sub-brands. Our team at Knauz Continental Autos, your home for a Mercedes-Benz CLA, Mercedes-Benz GLC and more, is very excited by Mercedes-Benz’s announcement because this certainly will be the start of an innovative and modern method of how luxury vehicles are engineered.

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The site of “Factory 56” is the length of approximately 30 soccer fields and is being constructed with nearly  6,400 tons of steel. That is almost the equivalent of how much was used to build the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, showing just how dedicated Mercedes-Benz is to this project. Production of luxury vehicles will be a collaboration between man and machine, where logistics, organizations and quality assurances will be inspected and then digitized. State-of-the-art Industry 4.0 technologies such as driverless transport system (DTS), innovative Radio Frequency Identification technologies (RFID), artificial intelligence, predictive maintenance and many more will be a core part of “Factory 56.”The working space will be integrated in modular building structures that will be highly eco-friendly and energy-efficient. It will use renewable energies to reduce emissions, water consumption and waste. There will be a photovoltaic system on the rooftop of “Factory 56” that will funnel green and clean energy right into the production supply.


However, do not be alarmed and start thinking this factory only will be staffed by robots. The human aspect of car engineering will be extremely evident at “Factory 56”, with ergonomically optimized employee workstations that are supported by digital stations. Employees will benefit from flexible and modern working time models. The break areas will both be comfortable and promote a very relaxing environment. Here at Knauz Continental Autos, we are definitely  looking forward to when “Factory 56” opens. We cannot wait to see where this latest groundbreaking venture by Mercedes-Benz will take the brand and we encourage our customers to keep their eyes out for any further news.

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