Largest Truck Factory in The World Celebrates 50 Years Anniversary [Photo Gallery]
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Fifty years later, the largest truck assembly plant on the planet being hosted in Wörth, where an army of more than 11,500 workers are building trucks sporting the (large) three-pointed star.
We are talking about models like the Actros, Arocs, Axor, Antos and Atego, but this is where the Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks division is also based, where the zombie-proof Zetros, the Econic and the legendary Unimog are also manufactured.
All in all, more than 100,000 on and off-road giants are currently made in Wörth each year.
Initially, when former Daimler-Benz AG had purchased an industrial site comprising of about 1.5 million square meters from the district of Wörth, neat Karlsruhe, the initial plan was merely to build an engine factory there and only about 100 workers were to be employed.
Even so, around 22,000 cabs rolled off the production line during the first year of operation. Over the years, the site saw a gradual transformation from the original plans into what it is today, the largest plant of its kind in the world.
❐ Check out the Mercedes-Benz Truck Factory in Wörth photo gallery
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