Mercedes-Benz Starts Production Of B-Class At Their Rastatt Plant

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Mercedes-Benz Starts Production Of B-Class At Their Rastatt Plant

With a workforce of around 6,500 employees, the Mercedes-Benz plant in Rastatt is no small operation. It's the lead plant for the compact cars within the three-pointed star's range, with more than 330,000 vehicles rolling off of their assembly lines in 2017. With such a good track record, it's only fitting to keep them pushing out models, and the latest in their re-tooling schedule is the all-new B-Class

The B-Class was, and maybe still is, a car that's slipped under the radar a little - especially with the previous generation A-Class stealing the limelight in three different bodystyles. That being said, the all-new B-Class is a force to be reckoned with, coming packed with all of the features that makes the A-Class a solid contender in its segment but with a few more considerations for the family.

Just a couple of months ago, production of the A-Class sedan ramped up at Rastatt, which makes them more than ready to handle the B-Class. In addition to being the lead plant, this particular plant utilizes Industry 4.0 solutions to get things done - that is to say, driverless transport systems, paperless operation, and digital quality control systems all contribute to making a better car and a more efficient plant.

And when you think that's a lot to handle, let's not forget that Mercedes-Benz has their EQ sub-brand to consider when it comes to production. Rastatt will be at the top of that list for compact cars, along with the Mercedes-Benz plant in Hambach, France. Big investments are coming their way, and you can be sure they're going to put it to good use. 



Aswan

Aswan

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Places more value in how fun a car is to drive than outright performance or luxury. He laments the direction that automotive development is headed in, but grudgingly accepts the logic behind it. Can be commonly found trying to fix yet another problem on his rusty project car.


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