The Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth is the largest truck assembly plant in the world. Here the models Actros, Arocs, Antos, Atego, Axor, Econic, Zetros and the legendary Unimog are constructed, which are used in all areas of everyday life.
Far more than three million commercial vehicles bearing the seal of quality “Made in Wörth” were delivered to countries all over the world. Each vehicle incorporates the competence and experience gathered in over 125 years of automotive innovation. Given that there are more than 1,000.000 ways to build truck, it is fair to say that each and every one of them is unique. Around 400 trucks leave the assembly plant in Wörth each day. In fact, on average, one vehicle rolls off the assembly line every three minutes. In doing so, we continue the tradition of Mercedes Benz trucks, which began with the invention of the first truck in 1896. Just as 100 years ago, our vehicles are forward-looking with regard to technology, safety and efficiency.
We set the standards in terms of quality and reliability. A feat which our 12,000 employees achieve for our customers. All work together in order to fulfil the brand’s pledge “Trucks you can trust.” The resulting quality and reliability of our trucks is something our customers experience and appreciate on a daily basis. Many are working in their second or third generation to further advance processes and technology to collectively achieve the ultimate goal: building the best trucks in the world. Transporting goods to all of the five continents on the globe, our trucks “Made in Wörth” are contributing their share for a mobile future.
History: From fishing village to innovative truck manufacturing site. The plant in Wörth has been writing “truck history” for 50 years. In 1960, the former Daimler-Benz AG acquired the “Island of Wörth” in the middle of the Rheinaue wetlands from the Palatinate community of Wörth as a construction site. The site enjoys a great infrastructure and supply of labour, therefore making it the ideal location for a new, high-performance truck assembly plant. In 1963, the plant with its 100 employees started with the construction of driver’s cabins for trucks. Within only two years, the site grew to become the largest truck construction plant in Europe. The region also benefited from this development and success. Today, the plant and its 12,000 employees is the second largest employer in the Rhineland-Palatinate region – globally, it is the largest assembly plant for trucks exceeding 6.5 tonnes in total weight. Thanks to the development and test centre, which was inaugurated in June of 2008, development and production moved together even more closely. Here, Mercedes-Benz trucks undergo the toughest trials in terms of functional and long-distance testing.
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Executive boardDieter Zetsche (Chairman), Wolfgang Bernhard,
Wilfried Porth, Andreas Renschler,
Hubertus Troska, Bodo Uebber, Thomas Weber
Chairman of the supervisory boardManfred Bischoff
Plant managerYaris Pürsün
Year of establishment1963
Business activityManufacture of Mercedes-Benz trucks Actros, Axor, Atego, Antos, as well as
the Mercedes Benz Special Trucks Econic, Unimog, Zetros, Arocs