Mercedes-Benz Werk Mannheim
Overview
Address
Daimler AG
Mercedes-Benz Werk Mannheim
Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Straße 21-57
68305 Mannheim
Germany
Phone
Phone: +49 621 393-0
Production
Foundry, engine components, series-produced engines, remanufacturing and 
green technology engines
Facts & Figures
Plant area
ca. 898,654 m²
Number of employees (as of April 2014)
Engine production plant and foundry: ca. 5,113
Plant founded
1908  
History
1871
Carl Benz founds the "Mechanical workshop" in the T6 district of Mannheim.
1883
Together with the businessman Max Kaspar Rose and mercantile agent Friedrich Wilhelm Eßlinger, he founds "Benz & Cie. Rheinische Gasmotoren-Fabrik Mannheim" as an open trading partnership.
1886
Carl Benz is awarded a patent for his three-wheeled vehicle (German patent no. 37435). This patent is viewed as the "birth certificate" of the automobile.
1888
Bertha Benz departs, together with her sons Eugen and Richard, on the first motor vehicle journey from Mannheim to Pforzheim.
1895
The world's first motor-driven bus, built at Benz & Co. in Mannheim, goes into service.
1900
With a production of 603 automobiles, the Mannheim plant is the world's largest automotive company at the time.
1906
A site is purchased on the slopes of the Luzenberg in Mannheim-Waldhof.
1908
The new automobile production of Benz &Cie. is moved to the new factory site in Mannheim-Waldhof.
1923
The Board of Management of Benz & Cie. decides to put the pre-chamber diesel engine (type OB) into series production. The type OB is the first mass-produced diesel engine for commercial vehicles.
1926
Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft and Benz & Cie. merge to form Daimler-Benz AG.
1949
Production starts on the medium-duty inline engine series 300 in the Mannheim plant.
1955
The Mannheim plant has developed to become the largest bus plant in Europe.
1965
Truck production is moved to the Wörth plant.
The new foundry is opened.
1972
Production starts on the heavy-duty engine series 400.
1988
Production starts on the light-duty engine series 600.
1994
The Competence Center for Emission-free Mobility (KEM) is opened.
1995
EvoBus GmbH is founded as a 100% subsidiary of Daimler-Benz AG.
1996
The medium-duty engine series 900 and heavy-duty engine series 500 replace their respective predecessors.
1997
Premiere of the innovative Citaro urban regular-service bus
2001
The new Bus Customer Delivery Center is opened.
2002
The new EvoBus assembly facility is opened.
2004
Opening of the Used Bus Center
2007
Renamed to "Mercedes-Benz Mannheim - A Daimler AG plant"
2008
The Mercedes-Benz Mannheim plant celebrates its 100th anniversary.
2009
The new engine assembly and logistics hall is opened.
EvoBus GmbH merges the Component Engineering and Prototype Manufacturing development areas in a new building complex.
2010
The Mercedes-Benz Mannheim plant is Daimler's new European Center for Remanufactured Engine Production for passenger cars, vans, buses and trucks (REMAN).
The new assembly line for the newest member of the new heavy-duty engine family is released. Start of series production of the new heavy-duty truck engine series 6R10 for the Japanese market
Production startup of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 316 LGT with LPG drive
Delivery of the first Atego BlueTec Hybrid, Truck of the Year 2011
2011
The OM 471, the first in the new generation of heavy-duty engines, is gaining in popularity. The new series is considered to be the new benchmark for fuel consumption, robustness and durability, and the first engine to meet Euro VI emission standards It also meets the requirements for long distance and distribution lorries as well as for triple-axle long-distance coaches.
26 January: 125th anniversary of the automobile: "Celebrating 125 years of innovation"
2012
Spring will see the introduction of the OM 470 engine in the heavy-duty engine series with a displacement of 10.7 liters. The engine will be used in the new Antos and Actros as well as in Mercedes-Benz buses and the Setra.
2013
Production of the 6-cylinder OM 473 engine starts. The 15.6 liter engine completes the Euro VI range of engines in the heavy-duty engine series.
Production of the 4 and 6-cylinder OM 934/936 for the medium-duty engine series starts
125 years "Bertha Benz Drive"
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