Mercedes-Benz Romanian unit to invest 9-digit sum in electric drive factory

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Mercedes-Benz Romanian unit to invest 9-digit sum in electric drive factory

Romania’s Star Assembly, a fully-owned subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz, announced it will invest a nine-figure sum to extend its production portfolio and include the assembly of electric drive units for new generation Mercedes-EQ electric vehicles starting 2025. The 30 000 m2 production facility will be housed on the current site of the Star Assembly factory, in the central Romanian city of Sebes. Construction will begin in the first quarter of 2023 after land preparations are completed.

 

The investment aims to reinforce Mercedes-Benz’s electric mobility strategy and prepare Star Assembly for a fully electric future, after having been set on this trajectory since 2020, when the unit began producing 8-speed dual-clutch transmissions. The factory will be carbon neutral, with the energy supply being secured through renewable energy sources.

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