Focus on the payload.
The production rhythm at the assembly hall of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth is dictated by the whirr of electric screwdrivers and the clattering of torque limiters. Aligned compactly over a length of one kilometre, the assembly stations allow the specialists to produce up to 400 trucks every day.
That includes the particularly light models for a particularly high payload – like the Actros Loader that is due to be assembled here next. It all begins as normal at station No. 1 with two parallel chassis side rails. The differences start with the third component to be fitted: the end cross member.