Mercedes-Benz to manufacture YASA axial-flux electric motors in Berlin

Mercedes-Benz will create ultra-significant-overall performance axial-flux electrical motors at its Berlin web-site, as the world’s pre-eminent luxury car or truck model prepares to go all electric by 2030, the place industry disorders allow for. Mercedes-Benz announced the acquisition of YASA, British isles-based mostly producer of extremely-high-overall performance electric motors in July (earlier write-up), securing accessibility to distinctive axial-flux technological know-how, deepening its vertical integration and value creation in development and manufacturing.

Manufacturing of the motors will start off up coming year. YASA will continue to do all the style and design and innovation on the motors from their British isles foundation, and will also continue to manufacture at the Uk facility for other OEM clients (Ferrari and many others).

The portfolio of the Berlin plant now contains assembly volumes of electrical generate units and the EE Compartment. In addition, the make-up of the Mercedes-Benz Electronic Factory Campus—a campus for the improvement, testing and implementation of MO360 computer software applications—has achieved an advanced stage. A series of state-of-the-artwork pilot lines will go into operation next yr.

The Mercedes-Benz Autos Functions 360 (MO360) electronic ecosystem contains a loved ones of software program applications which are connected by way of shared interfaces and standardized user interfaces. These applications use real-time knowledge to assistance the around the world vehicle output of Mercedes-Benz Autos.

Berlin will turn out to be the competence heart for digitalization in the world wide Mercedes-Benz production community and guidance the globally rollout for new releases and apps in the MO360 ecosystem. At the exact same time, the campus will develop into a MO360 instruction and qualification centre with ground breaking approaches in the location of digital implementation. Mercedes-Benz is investing a low triple-digit million euro amount in the transformation of its Berlin plant inside of the following 6 decades.

The transformation of the automotive industry is far more obvious at our Berlin site than at any other Mercedes-Benz plant. The transformation from a generation web site for purely conventional travel elements to a competence centre for digitalization and production in the subject of e-mobility is a significant phase for us and our staff members. We are presenting groundbreaking new prospects for this regular locale and underlining its position in our global generation network—not the very least as a decisive driver of our digitalisation offensive. With the production of high-performance electric powered motors, the Berlin plant will become a important pillar of the sustainable Mercedes-Benz electrification technique.

—Jörg Burzer, Member of the Board of Administration of Mercedes-Benz AG, Output and Provide Chain