Hungarian Mercedes-Benz press plant starts production
Production has started in the new 23,000 square meter press plant at the Mercedes plant in Kecskemét. The second press shop at the Kecskemét plant, which should be completed in two years, will have a high-tech Servo press line that will ensure the interchangeability of press tools between sites.
In addition to a Servo press line for the production of body panels and a Servo test press for testing new or modified dies, the new press shop will also house a laser sheet cutting line, which which will eliminate the need for the large cutting tools used to date.
Compact cars produced at the factory will consist of a greater proportion of locally manufactured parts. At the same time, the stamping plant will also increase the number of “Made in Kecskemét” parts worldwide, as it will supply steel and aluminum stampings to Mercedes-Benz’s global production network.
Mercedes-Benz is preparing its factory for the future with an investment of more than one billion euros and relies on fully renewable energy sources,
the statement said.
Manufacture Mercedes-Benz Hungary Kft. achieved a turnover of 3.1 billion euros in 2021, compared to 3.4 billion euros the previous year, with a profit after tax which increased to 67.6 million euros the year last compared to 39.3 million euros in 2020. The Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét produced more than 135,000 vehicles in 2021, around 25,000 less than in 2020.
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