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 line in Wörth on October 1, 1963. A ceremony held today at the plant to commemorate this milestone was attended by some 300 guests, 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 currently in the midst of the biggest product offensive in its history with the new Actros. The campaign, which began in 2011, has enabled Mercedes-Benz Trucks to become the first manufacturer to offer a complete range of Euro VI vehicles.
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