Tradition and future: Daimler AG's Mannheim plant is the perfect embodiment of both. Opened in 1908, in October 2019 it will be 111 years old. This is where state-of-the-art engines for trucks and buses are created, and at the same time the bodies-in-white for all Mercedes-Benz and Setra buses from Mannheim and Neu-Ulm. But above all, Mannheim is home to the large family of the Mercedes‑Benz Citaro city bus. As of autumn 2018 this is crowned by the fully electrically driven eCitaro. It fits into production seamlessly and is created on the same lines as the Citaro with a low-emission combustion engine which has proven itself many thousands of times over. Around 3500 employees work on bus production in Mannheim – with the support of many machines and some robots they produce a city bus from up to 30,000 parts.