Change of leadership at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth: Dr Andreas Bachhofer takes over responsibility for the Daimler Trucks location

Jun 21, 2021
Stuttgart / Wörth am Rhein
  • Dr Andreas Bachhofer will become the new Plant Manager and Head of Production at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth, effective from August 1, 2021.
  • In this role, he succeeds Dr Matthias Jurytko, who is Managing Director and CEO of the fuel cell joint venture cellcentric since June 1, 2021.

Stuttgart / Wörth am Rhein – Personnel changes at Daimler Trucks: Dr Andreas Bachhofer (51) will become the new Plant Manager and Head of Production at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth. He will thus assume responsibility for the largest assembly plant of Mercedes-Benz Trucks with around 10,000 employees, effective from August 1, 2021. 

"The commercial vehicle industry is facing immense technological change – this also means transformation at our production sites. The steady further development of the Wörth site, especially with the preparations for the start of eActros series production, has already been continuously driven forward under the leadership of his predecessor Matthias Jurytko. With Andreas Bachhofer, we have gained a very experienced colleague with proven production and transformation expertise to manage the site, who will consistently develop Wörth further. I wish him every success in this important position," says Karin Rådström, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler Truck AG, responsible for Mercedes-Benz Trucks. 

Dr Andreas Bachhofer was most recently part of the Transformation Office at Mercedes-Benz Trucks, where he focused on the design and implementation of lean processes and management structures. Before that, he was responsible for the production and development site in Aksaray (Turkey) from 2017 to 2020. During his career at Daimler Trucks, he held various positions at Mercedes-Benz Trucks, including Head of Quality Management and Head of Life Cycle Management. He began his career at Daimler in 1995 as a doctoral student at the Sindelfingen plant and has since gained broad international management experience at Mercedes-Benz Cars and Daimler Trucks. 

About the Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant

The largest truck assembly plant of Mercedes-Benz Trucks was founded in Wörth am Rhein in 1963 and produces the Mercedes-Benz Arocs and Atego trucks – as well as the Actros, the world's most successful heavy-duty truck, for more than 20 years. The Mercedes-Benz special trucks Econic, Unimog and Zetros are also built here. Up to 470 trucks customized according to customer requirements can leave Wörth plant every day. Customers in over 150 countries value the “quality made in Wörth”. The location on the Rhine is the center of competence for the global Mercedes-Benz Trucks production network. The Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth also has more than 50 years of experience in CKD (Completely Knocked Down) production, and delivers vehicle kits to numerous overseas markets for local final assembly – more than 750,000 kits in total until today. With about 10,000 employees, the Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant is the second-largest employer in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Dr Andreas Bachhofer, Plant Manager and Head of Production at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth