Mercedes Benz GLC Coupe has entered production at the German luxury automaker's production facility in Bremen. The GLC coupe had its world premiere at the recently concluded 2016 New York International Auto Show. The additional production of GLC has created 200 new, permanent jobs in Bremen. Just to add to your knowledge, the C-Class Cabriolet would also be produced at this manufacturing plant later on, making a total of 10 company models to be rolled off the assembly lines in Bremen.
“With the new agreement, we are continuing our successful transformation plan from the year 2015,” stated Peter Theurer, Head of the Mercedes-Benz Bremen Plant. “We are gaining further flexibility while reducing the workload for our team. This puts the Bremen plant into a very good position with regard to the ambitious ‘Mercedes-Benz 2020’ growth strategy.” The 200 new positions will be occupied by employees who are currently deployed at the Bremen plant as temporary workers. In May 2015, the plant’s management and works council agreed on a transformation plan that further strengthens Bremen’s role as the lead plant for global production of the C-Class. That includes the investment of more than 750 million euros in the modernization and expansion of the plant, also with regard to the digital transformation.
Michael Peters, Chairman of the Works Council at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen: “We are very pleased with our achievement in the negotiations with the management to create 200 permanent jobs for temporary employees in addition to our existing agreements. This is a great sign for the workforce and the region. The agreement gives clear prospects for the future to all temporary workers who are employed at the Bremen plant for more than twelve months. This is a tremendously important step for those colleagues and a major success for the team in Bremen.”