Mercedes Benz has announced investments of over 1 billion euros in the construction of a new factory in Jawor, Lower Silesia. “For the first time in Europe, we will produce exclusively electric vans in Poland,” said the head of Mercedes-Benz Vans, Mathias Geisen, after signing an agreement to this effect in Warsaw. In the future, fully electric car plant will produce large vans as a closed model (panel van) based on the new electric platform VAN.EA (Van Electric Architecture). The plans are part of a reorganisation of the Mercedes-Benz Vans production network announced in September. According to head of government, Morawiecki, the new plant will start production in 2025 and create 1000 new jobs. There is no information on this from the German automotive group. Mercedes-Benz only points out that the location decision and the actual implementation require the fulfilment of various framework conditions. In particular, this concerns investment grants. Mercedes Benz already operates two factories at the Jawor area – southwest of Wroclaw. Petrol and diesel engines have been produced there since 2017, and batteries since 2020.
Source: Wirtschafts-Markt Polen (17-2022 Issue 321)
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