Facts and figures on Mercedes Benz Factory 56

Facts and figures on Mercedes Benz Factory 56

03.09.2020: Construction: 2˝ years Overall ground area 220,000 square meters, corresponding to 30 soccer pitches Excavated earth: approximately 700,000 cubic meters Steel used during construction: approximately 6,400 tons, almost as much as the E

 

    Construction: 2½ years

    Overall ground area 220,000 square meters, corresponding to 30 soccer pitches

    Excavated earth: approximately 700,000 cubic meters

    Steel used during construction: approximately 6,400 tons, almost as much as the Eiffel Tower in Paris

    Volume of concrete used: approximately 66,300 cubic meters, corresponding to about 150 family houses

    Recycled concrete was used for the main building

    More than 12,000 photovoltaic modules with an output of more than 5,000 MWp (megawatts peak)

    An energy bank from Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH with 1,400 kWh capacity

    Length of rain retention channel almost 1 kilometer, maximum depth 17 meters, diameter 3 meters

    High-performance WLAN and 5G mobile network as the basis for full digitization of Factory 56




Further quotes



Steffen Bilger, Parliamentary Secretary of State at the Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructu
re: “The automation and connectivity of vehicles will shape the road traffic of the future. Automated and connected driving can enable numerous efficiency improvements to be achieved.


Above all, they allow improvements to traffic safety, reductions in energy consumption and CO2 emissions, and increases in ride comfort for drivers. Right at the beginning of the automotive value chain, the high level of automation and connectivity of Factory 56 brings similar benefits to the production process for vehicles.”





Markus Schäfer, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG; responsible for Daimler Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars COO
: “In opening Factory 56 today, we are commissioning the most modern and most digital plant we have ever had in our global production network.



At the same time, we are starting production of the new S-Class, which will raise individual mobility in the luxury segment to a completely new level with its trailblazing innovations. The new S-Class leads the field in digitization with MBUX and the augmented-reality head-up display. In this way both of them – Factory 56 and the new S-Class – point the direction to the future.”




Jörg Burzer, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG for Production and Supply Chain:
“Factory 56 is our most advanced automotive production facility worldwide – flexible, digital, efficient and sustainable. Everything here places people at the center of things. It is already making the Mercedes-Benz factory of the future a reality. Thanks to MO360, our comprehensive, digital ecosystem, we are making production processes in Factory 56 even more transparent and setting milestones in digital production.


With Factory 56, Mercedes-Benz is showing how the sustainable and efficient automotive production of tomorrow and the day after will work. We will gradually transfer the findings we obtain here to our plants all over the world. The potential is enormous.”





Ergun Lümali, Chairman of the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen Works Council:


“The Mercedes-Benz plant Sindelfingen has always been well-known for its innovation skills and its sustainability. As works council we concluded the factory agreement ‘Zukunftsbild Sindelfingen 2020+’ with the plant management in 2014. With this agreement, we acted foresightedly concerning major topics such as Industry 4.0, digitization and ergonomics and laid the foundation for the world’s most modern automotive production.



 With the ‘Factory 56’, the home of our new S-Class, we meet our own high standards of producing the best cars in the world under good working conditions. Therefore, I particularly like to thank all of our colleagues, who helped making this ambitious project ‘Factory 56’ come to life. Thank you for your commitment, your passion and team spirit as well as your flexibility.”



* Further information on the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO₂ emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the "Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO₂-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen" [Guide on the fuel economy, CO₂ emissions and power consumption of new passenger cars], which is available free of charge at all sales outlets and from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH at www.dat.de







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