Daimler Truck says it has made a significant location decision for its electric trucks. In the future, more battery-electric and fuel cell trucks are going to be building in the series with Wörth. Thus, accordingly, Daimler Truck will continue to invest “substantially” in the location in the ensuing years.
According to Daimler, the company management and the works council have both agreed on the “future orientation of the other company.” As has been reported, the group wants to split up before the end of this year. The Cars and Vans divisions will be bundling, In addition, so will the Trucks and Buses.
Moreover, in addition, to the eActros, there will be a series production there in October 2021. Next, the production of other models such as the eEconic and eActros LongHaul. In fact, from 2027, “the first series-production trucks with hydrogen-based fuel cell drive could, in fact, be handing over to customers”, according to the statement. This more than likely does refer to the series version of the GenH2 truck that Daimler is currently developing.
In fact, there will be a production of various electric drive technologies together with combustion engines. It is to be made possible by flexible production. Thus to be establishing in the coming years. New assembly processes are going to be introducing at the other company. This is for the production of trucks with alternative drives. The necessary infrastructure will be including.
Digitalization of the Location
For this, Daimler Truck has also announced the “qualification of the workforce within this transformation, as well as the further expansion of digitalization at the location.”
Thomas Zwick, Chairman of the Works Council at the Mercedes-Benz plant, sees the agreement as a “viable vision for the future of our plant”. “We have thus secured the long-term future of the site and can confidently shape the transformation together with the employees,” said Zwick. “The new products offer many career opportunities and development possibilities.”