Mercedes European Delivery

Mercedes-Benz Production Facilities For US Cars

Bremen, Germany

  • C-Class sedan, estate, coupe, cabriolet
  • E-Class coupe, Cabriolet
  • GLC and GLC coupe
  • SL and SLC
  • Also future electric vehicles

Sindelfingen, Germany

  • S-Class and S-Class coupe
  • Mercedes-Maybach vehicles
  • CLS
  • E-Class sedan
  • AMG GT
  • Future electric cars

Rastatt, Germany

  • GLA
  • B-Class
  • A-Class

Kecskemet, Hungary

  • B-Class
  • CLA, CLA shooting brake

Uusikaupunki, Finland

  • GLC
  • A-Class

Tuscaloosa

  • GLE and GLE coupe
  • GLS
  • C-Class

Graz, Austria (Magna Steyr)

  • G-Class produced by Magna Steyr GmbH

East London, South Africa

  • C-Class

Parts Manufacturing Plants

Stuttgart

  • Produces engines, axles, transmissions for MB production
  • Also the location of Daimler worldwide headquarters

Hamburg, Germany

  • Produces axles and other components, steering columns

Berlin

  • Production of engines and Remanufactured engines

VPC

  • 3 VPC centers in North America
  • Baltimore, MD (12-16 days from Germany)
  • Brunswick, GA (16-18 days from Germany)
  • Long Beach, CA (28-31 days from Germany)

In short, Mercedes-Benz vehicles are produced at many locations around the world. Factories are often added to serve the needs or a particular model or market. The Tuscaloosa factory is the second largest exporter of vehicles from the US! MBUSA is also bringing Sprinter production to South Carolina. In the past we have reassembled the Sprinters in the US but not manufactured them here. The new factory will allow for a much faster delivery timeline of our vans.

Production itself in a marvel! I have been to several Mercedes-Benz factories and it is amazing to see both the robot assembly lines and the ones still done by people. I have seen a giant robot arm swing a dashboard through a door opening with just 2mm to spare. They said it couldn’t be done by human hands!  I have seen an AMG engine builder hand assemble a V8 piece by piece in a quiet factory in Affalterbach.

The logistics of building these German engineered cars around the world and shipping to the dealerships by ship, train and transporter is mind boggling!

 

June 28, 2018 at 11:05 am by Jesse Cannon-Wallace
Category: Mercedes History