Daimler Truck: Future of German works safe

Daimler Truck: Future of German works safe-german

Change to e-mobility not only provides car manufacturers from tremendous challenges – including truck manufacturers like Daimler Trucks have to fight with the change. So far, it was unclear what that means for the individual locations. As the Rhine-Neckar newspaper reports, Yaris Pursun, Head of Drive Components for Daimler Truck, and the Total Works Council Chairman Michael Brecht, now informed about the future of the three aggregate works in Mannheim, Gaggenau and Kassel.

Thus, together with the sisterwork in Detroit, the three works are to drive the global production of battery-electric and hydrogen-based drives and specialize themselves on different components of electrified drives: Gaggenau on electric drive components as well as on the assembly of hydrogen-based fuel cell units, Kassel on electric drive systems and Mannheim on battery technologies and High-voltage systems.

The truck subsidiary of the Stuttgarter has set itself the goal of selling only new vehicles from 2039 in Europe, Japan and North America, which are CO2-neutral in driving. 2021 Mercedes-Benz wants to start in WOrth with the series production of its first battery electric truck, from 2027 production vehicles with hydrogen fuel cell drive should be offered.

At the individual locations, the fear of job loss is about. “At the Mannheim plant, we face big challenges,” says works council Bruno Buschbacher. Of course, however, it would have been that a sticking to the status quo had a dramatic reduction of employment. “Now we are ringing an approach to our locations – with trend-setting decisions and perspectives for the future of our works.”

Perspectively, one would have to go out in the three works but rather less employed, so pursune. Currently, around 4800 employees are employed in Mannheim, in Gaggenau 6200 and in Kassel 130. But nobody has to worry about the privileger for the next few years,. Currently, the order books are full, and the technological change is not taking place from today to tomorrow. “Even if we had until the year 2030 to 30 or 35 percent fully electric trucks, the far biggest part would still be burnt.”

It is now on a way that no one knew how he will look like in the coming 10 to 15 years, Pursun said, so he and Brecht emphasized that Daimler would need a greater flexibility and the number of temporary workers is increased. In addition, the Group announced “Additional, Significant Investments” at the three locations. Works Council Brecht expects a sum of around 500 million euros over the next six to seven years.

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1 thought on “Daimler Truck: Future of German works safe”

  1. Mutatis mutandis of the total works council BRECHT LT. Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung:

    “… until 2030 still up to 65 or 70 percent burner …”

    then I will In our environmental interest – but also for the Daimler employees – not hope that there is really SOO at Daimler truck!
    Other Market participants or even -insteiger will hopefully change the market clearly before!

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