In a bid to extend its network of battery factories to nine countries in three different continents, Mercedes-Benz is building a battery factor in Jawor, Poland, a town just 100 km away from the German border.
Markus Schäfer, Member of the Divisional Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Production and Supply Chain, said that building Mercedes’ global network of battery production until 2022 will enable the carmaker to offer in each segment various electrified alternatives to customers.
“We will produce batteries on our own, what we consider a significant success factor in the era of electric mobility. After the production of high-tech engines, we will establish an additional future technology in Poland.”
The battery factor in Jawor is the second largest investment at this new Mercedes-Benz site. The state-of-the-art engine factory currently being built in Jawor will produce four-cylinder engines for hybrid and conventionally-driven cars. This is the first production site of Mercedes-Benz Cars in Poland and it will offer more than 1,000 jobs.
The engine production in Jawor is expected to start this year. The factory will churn out engines for Europe’s supply. It is also expected to augment Mercedes’ battery production and supply in other parts of the world at the beginning of the next decade. With the construction of the new battery factory on the existing ground, an estimated 300 jobs will be made available.
Mercedes-Benz Cars Jawor is set to be one of the pioneers of the company’s aim to partner with the biggest industrial companies in Poland who have concluded contracts with local green electricity and heat suppliers.