agreed between the company and the Works Council, which will secure employment at the location for the long term. The Group's oldest production facility in operation is already an important part of the powertrain production network at Mercedes-Benz Cars. In the future, Berlin will be a global center of competence for the production of the innovative Camtronic engine management system, giving it a unique position within the production network.
"At Mercedes-Benz Cars Operations, we have achieved another important milestone for making ourselves even more flexible and efficient: With the agreed transformation plan, we are developing the Mercedes-Benz plant in Berlin into a high-tech location for producing components with technologies to reduce CO2 emissions. In doing so, we are creating a very good outlook for the future of the Daimler Group's oldest production facility in operation," said Markus Schäfer, Member of the Divisional Board Mercedes-Benz Cars, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management.
"We are continuing to invest in the future of our Berlin location, with investment totaling around 500-million euros, including around 150-million euros this year," said Dr. Hansgeorg Niefer, Site Manager, Mercedes-Benz Berlin plant.
Ute Hass, Chairwoman, Mercedes-Benz Berlin plant Works Council, added, "The agreement sends a clear, positive signal to the workforce - the plant is participating in the industry's current growth and prospects for the future. This secures employment for the long term.Increasing the number of training positions and hiring another 15 people are a sign that the company will continue to back the Berlin location and its highly qualified employees in the future."