Five months after the signing of the contract between Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Poland and the Wałbrzych Special Economic Zone “INVEST-PARK”, the construction of the railway siding and equipment center for the Mercedes plant in Jawor is starting. The project is financed by WSEZ and MBMPL, and its cost is estimated at several million zlotys.
August 30 representatives of the authorities Wałbrzych Special Economic Zone “INVEST-PARK” and Mercedes-Benz AG they made a symbolic “plow”. Completion of the work is scheduled at the end of 2023 r., and the first shipment by rail will begin 2024 r.
The investment includes construction railway side in southwest part economic zonesmall area Jawor / DSAG S3and logistics center on the premises of the Lower Silesian factory Mercedes-Benz.
Siding stick together it will have rails Kędzierzyn Koźle – Kamieniec Ząbkowicki – Legnica. On the surface 2.6 it will not rise logistics centeri.e. a modern transportation platform with advanced technological infrastructure, specifically intended for transportation services lithium-ion batteries And Jawor to Mercedes factories around the world. In the beginning 2024 Most plant deliveries and transportation of finished goods will move from road to track.
– Striving for neutrality in terms of CO2 emissions has been our goal since the beginning of the Jawor factory. The factory is powered by 100% renewable energy. The next step in reducing the carbon footprint is the location of the equipment. Thanks to the new railway side, we will reduce road transport to and from the factory, which will be replaced by rail transport. With the Wałbrzych Special Economic Zone, we are taking another step towards the sustainable development of our production and distribution. – says Aleksandra Łukasiak, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Poland.
There is a Mercedes factory in Jawor a technologically advanced production plant high performance, four cylinder gasoline engines and dieseland car batteries Mercedes-Benz model plugging combination and electricity Mercedes EQ models. The plant produces batteries for Mercedes-EQ plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles.
– “Shoveling” for example with new investment, construction of siding and reloading platform, starts the next stage of expansion of our plant. It is also another step towards reducing CO2 emissions, this time in the area of equipment. In just 2 years, we plan to significantly reduce road transport to and from the factory Says Elke Pusskeiler, Vice President Supply Chain Management and Technical Service, Mercedes-Benz AG.
– It is the largest investment of its kind in the history of the Wałbrzych Special Economic Zone “INVEST-PARK” and one of the strategic projects related to railway infrastructure in this part of Poland. – emphasizes Piotr Wojtyczka, President of the Management Board of WSEZ.
Bet Mercedes-Benz in Jawor it is an important part of the production network Mercedes-Benz Powertrain. From the beginning, the factory was designed as a plant either side in terms of production CO2 and so it plays pioneering role within the objectives sustainable development Mercedes-Benz AG: Powered by electricity from a nearby wind farm.
Climb inside Jaworand location production and equipment about 250,000 sqm is based on modern equipment and innovative technologies Industry 4.0 and it is important the employer in the region.