Mercedes-Benz and Mannheim are linked by a very special history - that of the automobile. This is where, on January 29, 1886, engineer Carl Benz invented the heart of every automobile with the patent number 37435: the engine.
What is now the Mercedes-Benz Mannheim Plant was founded on the Luzenberg in Mannheim-Waldhof in 1908. At the location, more than 5,100 employees produce engines and associated components for all Daimler commercial vehicle divisions around the world. The plant's foundry has already been in existence for more than 50 years, and is one of the world's leading producers of cast vehicle components. In addition, engines for commercial and passenger vehicles are reconditioned at the "European Center for Reconditioned Engine Production." The plant is also home to the hand-finish production shop where Mercedes-AMG assembles its twelve-cylinder engines in accordance with its traditional philosophy of "One Man, One Engine". Training and securing new talent are equally important at Mannheim. Young people have been training here for 100 years – almost 11,000 of them since vocational training was first launched.