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An EUR 15 million investment for an innovative logistic concept

The Kecskemét plant of Mercedes-Benz, being a pioneer plant of Mercedes-Benz Cars, introduced an innovation that is trail-brazing within the concern as well, entitled “goods basket concept”. For the realization of this, the company executed an investment in the value of nearly EUR 15 million, in the course of which the size of the logistic hall is to be increased. In the light of Industry 4.0 and production digitalization, the car components will now be delivered to the production line by automated robot carriers of baskets with the parts at the right moment and in the necessary quantities. As a result, there is no longer need for car part storing frames used earlier in production areas. Spaces that are now free can be used to create ergonomic resting zones for workers.

Girls are recruited for the dual training program by the Mercedes-Benz plant

The company promotes car industry trades for girls considering career choices on the open day entitled “Girls’ Day”. The Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét helps involving trade school and high school students into the industry in a number of ways. One of these is the participation in the dual training system, which has been successfully operating since 2011. Girls could get an insight into the secrets of four trade fields on the open day: they painted an engine hood in the car body preparation unit and folded an aluminium heart in the toolmaking shop.

More than a thousand men grew mustaches at the Mercedes-Benz plant

Health consciousness has a very important role in the corporate culture of Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary Kft., which is expressed by supporting a movement for the awareness of prostate cancer screening. During the period of the prevention campaign the number of colleagues wearing mustaches increased by more than a thousand, female colleagues could express their support by wearing badges showing mustaches, thus calling the attention to the importance of cancer screening. The car manufacturing plant in Kecskemét supported the goals of the Movember Hungary Movement with a donation of EUR 5,000 after the campaign in November.

The nursery school and kindergarten of the Mercedes-Benz plant was opened

The “Star” Nursery School and Kindergarten established for Mercedes-Benz plant employees’ children, by way of funding HUF 250 million from the Széchenyi 2010 Program and the same amount of the company’s own investment, was opened for operation. Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary Kft. is devoted to continuously improving the life and work conditions of its employees and this is the reason why it decided to establish the facility, which has the capacity to receive almost 70 children. This project, which makes the life of employees with families easier and better is outstanding in Hungary today and could certainly be an example to follow.

The MegaLux Team got the 7th place

Mr. Thomas Geier, director of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét that sponsors the MegaLux Team, wished the team lots of success at the press conference of the team. The world race leaving from the town of Darwin provided an opportunity for the most talented young students of engineering to show the kind of sustainable solutions they have to contribute to the car industry of the future. At the center of the race was energy saving, as the cars had to cover the entire 3000km road distance by the use of solar energy alone. From among 47 teams of 25 countries the MegaLux team – being the first participant from Hungary – pulled to the starting line and, thanks to the amazing job they did, came in seventh.

The Night of Museums – The gates of the Mercedes-Benz plant were open

The 250 guests who could enter the plant in Kecskemét on the Night of Museums were brought from the center of the city by buses. In spite of the fact that it was not a conventional plant visit to also cover production areas, many people were interested in the event. Guest could travel around the plant site by bus and then entered the central administration building to see the exhibited models and watch the Mercedes-Benz movies.

Poster drawing competition in Kecskemét

"A poster drawing competition was announced in Kecskemét with the title “Safety on the way to School” by Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary Kft. and the Institute for Transport Research.
The objective of the competition was for elementary school pupils in Kecskemét to create posters about the importance of safe traffic in A3 Size, by any chosen technique. 141 works were received by the end of the contest period. The evaluating committee was considering aspects of how the posters reflected what the pupils learned, if they were capable of drawing the viewers’ attention and creative, or whether the pupils worked in teams when making them."

The “PickItUp!” Voluntary Waste Collecting Campaign was held for the fifth time in Europe

Colleagues of Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary Kft., of the Kecskemét Town Developing Ltd., and of the Kecskemét Town Hall worked together for a cleaner environmental outside Kecskemét. Plant director Mr. Thomas Geier and Mayoress Klaudia Szemereyné Pataki supported the campaign with their exemplary contribution to the event. From among the teams in the region the team reinforced by Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary Kft. workers “won” the first place with 150 bags of collected waste.

Three models produced at the plant: three sponsored partners!

In addition to the Kecskemét Basketball Academy and the Kecskemét Football Academy sponsored since 2013 the Mercedes-Benz plant recently became the name-giving sponsor to the Kecskemét Association of the Disabled. “For the third anniversary of our plant, with the three models manufactured, the number of the associations that we support is now three, so, from this time on, we can contribute to the future success of sports talents like Mr. Péter Boronkay, who is a multiple para-triathlon world champion", said technical director of the plant, Mr. Matthias Buchmüller to the press at the event.

The most attractive employer in Hungary in 2015

Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary Kft. was chosen the most attractive employer in 2015. The Randstad Prize is handed every year to the most attractive employers in 23 countries of the world. The study reveals the importance of “the brand of an employer” and why people choose certain professions and employers. On April 23rd, the Mercedes-Benz plant was put to the test as one among the 75 largest employers of Hungary. The majority of the 7,000 Hungarian employees that were asked voted for the plant in Kecskemét, as 67.58% of them held the opinion that Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary Kft. is exemplary in providing stable work opportunities.