At the Mercedes-Benz Rastatt plant, the second model in the newest compact car generation, the B-Class, is rolling off the line. The ramp-up of the A-Class compact Sedan took place in Rastatt several months ago, followed in short succession by the plants in Kecskemét (Hungary), Uusikaupunki (Finland) and the A-Class Sedan in September in Aguascalientes (Mexico). "The B-Class ramp-up marks a further milestone in the ramp-up cascade of our next compact car generation. Our lead plant Rastatt is exclusively producing the tourer for the global market. Innovative Industry 4.0 technologies are being used here", said Markus Schäfer, Member of the Divisional Board Mercedes-Benz Cars, Production and Supply Chain. "Our entire team is proud of the fact that Rastatt will remain inextricably linked with the B-Class in future, too. Thanks to our experience with the A-Class we are optimally acquainted with the production architecture and can use synergies", said Thomas Geier, Site Manager, Mercedes-Benz Rastatt plant.