Mercedes-Benz celebrates assembling its 500 000th S-Class model

Mercedes-Benz has announced that it has assembled its 500 000th current generation S-Class at its Sindelfingen production site in Germany.

The current generation S-Class has been on production since 2013 and it is slated to get a replacement in no time from now.

“In each of the 500,000 S-Class models, there is a large portion of heart and soul from the entire Sindelfingen team. The many years of experience and specialist knowledge of our employees have made a decisive contribution to this production success. As the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant, we are proud to be the centre of competence for our premium and luxury class,” said Michael Bauer, Head of Production at the plant.

The German factory is one of the few plants in the world that assemble the S-Class today despite the fact that China is the model’s largest market nowadays with every third example being sold there.

The manufacturing process at Sindelfingen includes multiple digital technologies to make the “paperless factory” become possible. For example, the exact specifications of each vehicle are displayed to the employees via a screen. Also, mobile devices support them in individual work steps.