Mercedes-Benz has begun native production of plug-in hybrid-batteries in Thailand with the opening of its new battery plant, which is situated on the firm’s automobile manufacturing plant in Samut Prakan.
The brand new facility, which sits on a 50,000 sq. metre web site and has a 100-strong workforce, was introduced final 12 months when the automaker – along with native companions Thonburi Automotive Meeting Plant (TAAP) and Thonburi Vitality Storage Techniques (TESM) – stated it was investing over 100 million euros (RM483 million) in increasing production operations in the nation.
Output will serve localised wants in the production of the automaker’s plug-in hybrids, of which the C- and E-Class variations are in specific demand, however the plant will be capable of make batteries for full electrical autos in the long run, in accordance with a earlier report. Whereas no point out of production capability was made, a determine of 5,000 items was indicated beforehand, and this will simply be doubled in accordance with demand.
The brand new facility is the newest addition to the corporate’s world battery production community, which already has crops working in Kamenz, Germany, with Beijing additionally going surfing this 12 months. With new crops in the US, Poland and Germany set to start operations at first of the following decade, the community will finally encompass 9 factories at seven areas on three continents.