Production has started at the new 23,000 square meter press plant of the Mercedes factory in Kecskemét. The second press shop of the Kecskemét plant, expected to be completed in two years, will feature 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 cover 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 will eliminate the need for the large cutting tools used to date.
The compact cars produced at the plant will be made up of a higher proportion of locally made parts. At the same time, the stamping plant will also increase the number of ‘Made in Kecskemét’ parts worldwide, as it will supply stamped steel and aluminium parts to the Mercedes-Benz global production network.
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Mercedes-Benz is preparing its plant for the future with an investment of more than €1 billion and is building on fully renewable energy sources,
the statement said.
Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary Kft. posted sales of €3.1 billion in 2021, as compared to €3.4 billion the previous year, with profit after tax rising to €67.6 million last year from €39.3 million in 2020. The Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét produced more than 135,000 vehicles in 2021, about 25,000 fewer than in 2020.
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