In order to expand the network of battery factories to nine countries on three different continents, Mercedes-Benz is building a battery factor in Jawor, Poland, a city just 100 km from the German border.
Markus Schäfer, Member of the Divisional Board of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Production and Supply Chain, said that building Mercedes-Benz’s global network for battery production by 2022 will enable the automaker to offer different electrified alternatives to customers in each segment.
“We will produce batteries ourselves, which we consider to be an important success factor in the age of electromobility. After the production of high-tech engines, we will establish another future technology in Poland. ”
The battery factor in Jawor is the second largest investment in this new Mercedes-Benz location. The state-of-the-art engine factory currently being built in Jawor will produce four-cylinder engines for hybrid and conventionally powered cars. This is the first Mercedes-Benz Cars production site in Poland and offers more than 1,000 jobs.
Engine production in Jawor is scheduled to start this year. The plant will produce engines for supplying Europe. Mercedes’ battery production and supply is also expected to increase in other parts of the world by the beginning of the next decade. The construction of the new battery factory on the existing site will provide an estimated 300 jobs.
Mercedes-Benz Cars Jawor will be one of the company’s pioneers in working with the largest industrial companies in Poland that have signed contracts with local green electricity and heating suppliers.