Mercedes celebrates 60 years of Worth truck plant

Commercial Motor
April 19, 2023

Mercedes-Benz’s Wörth truck plant in Germany is to celebrate its 60th anniversary in October.  

Since the first cab shelled was rolled off the production line on 1 October 1963, the plant has produced more than 4.4m trucks. Whole vehicle production began in 1965 and today the site still produces the Actros, Arocs and Atego as well as the Econic, Unimog and Zetros.

Series production of the battery-electric Mercedes-Benz eActros also started in 2021, followed by the second electric series truck Mercedes-Benz eEconic in 2022. With an area of almost 3m sq m, as many as 470 trucks are completed at the factory every day.

Dr Andreas Bachhofer, plant manager at the Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant, said: "It will continue to be the people who make up the plant in the future. Our innovative strength and commitment to Mercedes-Benz Trucks are largely driven by the workforce. That is why qualification and further training in future technologies are essential for us. And in order to successfully shape the transformation, we are consistently investing in our employees, because they are the ones I need by my side as enthusiastic allies in these fascinating times.

The 4.4m units produced in the 60 years since the plant opening also include 790,000 Completely Knocked Down vehicles that are shipped to overseas markets for reassembly. The site is also the second-largest employer in the Rhineland-Palatinate region with some 10,000 workers on site.

For the anniversary year of 2023, a variety of activities will take place around and inside the plant including a traditional family day on which employees can experience the plant together with their families, and a Christmas concert.

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