Daimler invests one billion euros in rastatt plant
In addition, 250 new jobs will be created at the site, which currently employs around 6,500 people, announced plant manager stefan abraham in rastatt (baden-wurttemberg).
In return, a three-digit million euro sum is to be saved – among other things through more flexible working hours such as spontaneous additional shifts in production and outsourcing of tasks to third parties in areas such as body shop, pre-assembly and logistics. The 250 new jobs are to be filled by some of the current 440 temporary workers in rastatt.
Production at the site, where around 293,000 models rolled off the production line in 2014, is to be expanded "significantly," it continued. The next generation of compact cars is to be manufactured in rastatt and is expected to be on the market by 2018.
The group has not yet named an exact date. However, one indication of this is that the automaker is building a plant in mexico together with renault nissan. The new generation of compact cars is to roll off the production line there in 2018. But daimler usually starts production of new models at its german sites.
The group has now drawn up "future concepts" for almost all its german sites – only hamburg is still outstanding. In total, daimler has announced investments of 3.75 billion euros in this area – in addition to rastatt.