Mercedes-Benz celebrates 20 years of Unimog production in Wörth

In Mercedes-Benz, News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineDecember 2, 2022

Mercedes-Benz is celebrating 20 years of Unimog production at its plant in Wörth.

After the vehicle had been manufactured at the sister plant in Gaggenau for many years, production of the universal engine-powered machine moved from Gaggenau to the Wörth plant in 2002.

As a so-called special truck for particularly challenging tasks, the Unimog has since been produced in the largest plant for Mercedes-Benz trucks with a high proportion of manual assembly, which allows a particularly high degree of flexibility in the processes.

To this day, the Unimog is still associated with the Gaggenau plant, where it was produced for over 50 years. The Unimog-specific portal axles, transmissions and numerous other components are still manufactured in Gaggenau. The Unimog Museum is also located near the former production site.

Since the start of production in 1951, more than 370,000 Unimogs have rolled off the production lines at the Gaggenau and Wörth plants.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ largest truck assembly plant was founded in Wörth am Rhein in 1963 and produces the Mercedes-Benz Actros, Arocs and Atego trucks. The Mercedes-Benz special trucks Econic and Zetros are also built there alongside the Unimog.

In 2021 series production of the battery-electric Mercedes-Benz eActros was launched; the second series-produced e-truck Mercedes-Benz eEconic followed in 2022. The facility on the Rhine is also the centre of competence for the global Mercedes-Benz Trucks production network.