The Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth is the world’s largest truck assembly plant, with more than 3.6 million trucks produced during its 50 years of existence.
The first trucks rolled off the production line in Wörth on October 1, 1963. A ceremony was set up at the plant for the milestone and had a numerous audience, with some 300 guests attending, including Malu Dreyer, Minister-President of the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate; Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler AG; Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG with responsibility for Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses and Stefan Buchner, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
Daimler AG CEO Dieter Zetsche: “There’s one thing that makes this plant different from all others: The ‘Spirit of Wörth,’ which forms the foundation for quality workmanship ‘made in Wörth.’”
“The Wörth plant is a key pillar of our global strategy, and this is reflected in the investments we’ve made in the facility,” said Wolfgang Bernhard. “Over the last three years, we have invested more than 1.3 billion euros in the Wörth plant. We’ve done this because products ‘made in Wörth’ are always in demand. What is more, this is increasingly the case worldwide. The Wörth motto of ‘rooted in the region — at home in the world,’ is very appropriate and underscores just how successful this facility is.”
Mercedes-Benz Trucks is at the moment in the middle of the company’s largest product offensive in its history, because of the new Actros model. The campaign, which began in 2011, has enabled Mercedes-Benz Trucks to become the first heavy trucks manufacturer in the world to offer a complete line-up of Euro VI rigs.