Technologically at the cutting edge and fully connected: Daimler Trucks is launching a new era of truck production in Brazil, involving systematic implementation of Industry 4.0 concepts. A completely new type of truck assembly line has now commenced operation at the Brazilian Sao Bernardo do Campo plant of Daimler subsidiary Mercedes-Benz do Brasil. The application of hyperconnectivity (real-time networking of individuals, things, devices) and digital technologies to systems and tools results in a future-oriented production system. A completely new building has been constructed by Mercedes-Benz do Brasil to house the assembly of light- to heavy-duty trucks and the associated parts logistics processes. The company ensured that its employees played a significant part in designing the new production facility, with the aim of creating a more ergonomic, more intelligent and safer working environment.
“Brazil currently recovers as a truck market. We have always believed in the market and continued to invest there. We are now opening our completely networked production line in Sao Bernardo do Campo and thereby revolutionising truck manufacturing in Brazil. The new facility also sets standards within the global production network for Mercedes-Benz Trucks. For our customers, this means even more flexibility and efficiency,” said Stefan Buchner, worldwide head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, as production started.