Like Daimler Truck makes his German works fit for the electromobile future

Article menu

Like Daimler Truck makes his German works fit for the electromobile future-makes

Daimler Truck AG and its works council have agreed after intensive talks on corner points for the future orientation and location security of the Mercedes-Benz Aggregate works. The three locations Gaggenau, Kassel and Mannheim will specialize in different components of electrified drives, so the manufacturer in a current message.

The three locations in the future are driving forward in a production and technology network for electric drive components and battery systems, together with the important sisterwork in Detroit, the global production of battery electrical and hydrogen-based drives. With additional, significant investment in future technologies to the Daimler Truck Aggregate locations, the technological change should be promoted.

“Our industry is in a change towards CO2 neutral trucks. Since we will also accompany the conventional drive for a few years, we use the future orientation of our aggregate works, especially for flexibility, economic efficiency and well-trained employees, “explains Yaris Pursun, head of global production of drive components for Daimler Truck. This was due to the works council in accordance with the works council as part of our negotiations. With the production and technology network for electrical drive components and battery systems in connection with the competence centers of the works, this was successful. “Thus, for our works, we create optimal conditions for maximum competitiveness and at the same time set the foundation for a successful future,” says Pursune.

“Goods and goods are also being transported by our commercial vehicles in the future so that the economy and food supply is ensured. For this we need trend-setting new drive technologies in our products, produces in our works. And we will ensure that through the agreed corner points in the future. The mobility change therefore means for us that we guarantee the security of our employment. We ensure this through new products, innovative technology and a targeted further development of our employees. We actively design the transformation in the interest of our employees. At Daimler Truck there is also exciting and especially secure employment opportunities.”- Michael Brecht, Government Council Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Daimler AG

The Mercedes-Benz plant Gaggenau, specializing in heavy commercial vehicle transmissions, will therefore develop as a competence center for electric drive components as well as the assembly of hydrogen-based fuel cell aggregates. The Mercedes-Benz plant Kassel expands its previous focus of commercial vehicle axles and becomes the competence center for electric drive systems. The Mercedes-Benz Werk Mannheim, leading plant for commercial vehicle engines, uses the over 25 years of experience of the work-free mobility competence center (KEM), which is located in the factory, and focuses on battery technologies and high-voltage systems.

Important sizes for alternative drives, such as the production of electrically powered axis systems, e-motors and inverters, as well as the assembly of fuel cell systems, in addition to investment in the reprocessing and recycling of battery systems, will be integrated into the aggregate plants in the future. “I am convinced that we will continue to expand our position as a world’s leading manufacturer of commercial vehicles with the production and technology network for electric drive components and battery systems, with the agreed cornerstone paper, design the future of German locations,” says Production Manager Yaris Pursune.

Another component of the technology network for electric drive components and battery systems are the so-called innovation laboratories (“InnoLabs”). In addition to the competence centers, these are built in all works. They specialize in innovative production processes, new technologies and product ideas. The aim of the “Innolabs” is to close the gap between prototype production and series development. Serial approaches should be prepared so maximum efficiently, so that products can be transferred from the prototype phase to the series as quickly as possible. With the “InnoLab battery” located in the Mercedes-Benz Werk Mannheim, Daimler Truck AG will build its own pilot battery cell production and thus put an important foundation for the future competence for battery technology.

The corner points suggest that Daimler Truck is substantially investing in the locations and thus delivers a clear commitment to the business location Germany. At the same time, sufficient flexibility agreements should be made to optimally serve customer requirements in the coming years. The agreement secure sustainable, alternative and economic employment.

For the production of components for alternative drives, new processes and procedures are to be introduced in the competence centers. Decisive factors for high quality and efficient production are the qualification and further development of the workforce. The aim is to prepare employees on future tasks with a qualification offensive.

Customer requirements in focus: Two fully electric drive technologies for every application

In the transformation towards CO2-neutral transport, Daimler truck consistently sets two fully electric drive technologies: battery and hydrogen-based fuel cell. With these, every application of the customer can be covered with full flexibility in the routes – from well-planned, urban distribution traffic to heavy plannable, multi-day transports. Which solution is used by the customer depends on the concrete application.

Like Daimler Truck makes his German works fit for the electromobile future-makesDaimler

The first battery-electrically powered truck is the Mercedes-Benz Eactros for routes in distribution traffic in October 2021 in the Mercedes-Benz plant WOrth in series production, the Eeconic follows next year. The battery electrical EACTROS LONGHAUL for long-distance traffic will follow from the middle of the decade. Important components for this will be manufactured in the aggregate plants in the future, Daimler shares.

Green factory: The production is also CO2-neutral

In addition to the products, the aggregate works from 2022 should also be CO2-neutral, just like all other European works by Daimler Truck. Among other things, this is possible by Daimler’s green flow concept: The CO2-free electricity reference from renewable energy sources forms the basis for CO2 neutral production. The locations are from 2022 electricity from wind and solar parks as well as hydroelectric power plants. On the way to green production sites, the Mercedes-Benz aggregate works should also work in the long term CO2-freely, with fully renewable energy systems successively be built over the next few years.

The sister plant in Detroit, USA, which is part of the global production network for drive components, should continue to strengthen its role in the American market in the future and take an important contribution to the design of sustainable transport in the American market as a competence center for electric drive components. At the same time Daimler wants to maximize the scale effects in the global production networks.

Please follow and like us:

Leave a Comment