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Factory 56 - The factory of the future where the EQS is born

Source: AutoMotoTV (Glomex)

A few months before the start of production of the EQS, a video shot inside the futuristic Factory 56 shows us the production processes that will give life to the first full-electric flagship of the Star. Flexible, digital, efficient and sustainable: Factory 56 embodies the future of Mercedes-Benz production and sets new standards for the automotive industry. With an investment of around 730 million euros, the Mercedes-Benz plant in Sindelfingen is a clear commitment to Germany, the company's home. In total, Mercedes-Benz is investing around 2.1 billion euros in the Sindelfingen site. At the same time, Factory 56 is increasing efficiency by 25 percent compared to the previous S-Class assembly. Production within Factory 56 is characterized by maximum flexibility; both in terms of the number of models and production volume, as well as material flows. New models - from compact cars to SUVs, from conventional hybrids to plug-in hybrids and electric drives - can be integrated into series production in just a few days. Production can be adjusted quickly and flexibly to meet market demand. In line with Ambition 2039, Factory 56 is a carbon-neutral factory - completely CO2- neutral and with significantly reduced energy requirements. This is made possible by, among other things, its innovative energy concept with a photovoltaic system, a DC power grid and energy storage systems based on reused vehicle batteries. Innovative technologies and processes that have been implemented consistently and comprehensively throughout the assembly hall, providing the best possible support for employees in their daily work. The Factory 56 concept will gradually be transferred to all Mercedes-Benz automotive plants worldwide.

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