Affalterbach: Home of the AMG spirit.
What has become of tranquil Affalterbach? From small, mighty racing specialists AMG has evolved into the high-performance brand of the Mercedes-Benz universe. From its beginnings in a meadow on the outskirts of the rural community of Affalterbach to the state-of-the-art headquarters of today. Over the past five decades Mercedes-AMG has evolved impressively. A multitude of office buildings and factories have been added to the first workshop hall.
The current architecture has been awarded prizes for energy-efficient construction. A natural-gas-powered fuel cell supplies the new logistics center not only with 100 kilowatts of electricity but also with heating and air condition: up to 40 kilowatts are fed into the public grid; on top of that, the fuel cell generates oxygen-reduced air that is diverted into the tyre warehouse. But even the energy produced on the engine test benches doesn’t fizzle away unused but is instead utilised to provide electricity and heating.