With Factory 56, Mercedes-Benz is breaking new ground by opening the world’s most modern car production facility in Sindelfingen. At Factory 56, the vision of smart and sustainable production is becoming a reality. SAFELOG was awarded the contract to carry out the largest European AGV project in the automotive industry. With 440 mobile transport robots (AGV) and more than 200 pick-by-light systems, SAFELOG is at the heart of the intralogistics system.
Assembly process at Daimler sets new standards
Factory 56 embodies the future of production at Mercedes-Benz and sets new standards for automotive engineering. In the ultra-modern production hall, parts to be assembled are picked centrally in the hall and in so-called pick zones for specific vehicles. Driverless transport vehicles (customised SAFELOG AGVs in Daimler blue) then bring the required parts directly to the assembly site in specially pre-picked kits as required. This way of organising the parts supply makes it possible to have a highly efficient assembly process and at the same time ensures that the correct parts are fitted to the vehicle. Mercedes-Benz thus remains absolutely flexible in production and can respond to new requirements quickly and with little effort.