MERCEDES-BENZ INVESTS IN DORTMUND MINIBUS PRODUCTION
Mercedes-Benz MiniBus GmbH, subsidiary of EvoBus, is modernising and expanding its production and logistics facilities at the plant in Dortmund, Germany. Some 900,000 euros have been invested for this purpose in five new cutting, grinding and welding cabins as well as in expansion of the logistics area for dismantling operations.
Alongside the expansion of production, there was a special focus on modernising the production facilities and optimising the processes. The new measures will make it possible to reduce the production time for each bodyshell by 15 percent. The five new bodyshell production cabins for minibuses have been in operation since mid-April. With a volume of 250 cubic metres, each of the 50 m2 cabins provides sufficient space for the bodyshell operations on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, the base vehicle for the minibus range. Mercedes-Benz MiniBus GmbH is western Europe's leading minibus manufacturer and has a presence in over 40 countries around the world. Mercedes-Benz minibuses have been developed and produced at the EvoBus plant in Dortmund since 2001. Almost 300 employees manufacture around 1,300 vehicles every year in an area of 12,000 square metres.