The Daimler Buses plant in Neu-Ulm has started series production of the new Setra ComfortClass and TopClass 500
Series production of the new Setra ComfortClass and TopClass 500 has started at the Daimler Buses Neu-Ulm plant. The very first next-generation ComfortClass has already rolled off the production line; the TopClass will follow shortly. The site thus underlines its role as a competence center for coaches within the Daimler Buses production network and makes a significant contribution to ensuring that the new coaches that meet the strictest Setra quality standards can hit the road. The company has planned the official launch of the two top models for this summer. The vehicles are equipped with numerous technical and visual innovations.
Jochen Duppui, Production Director Daimler Buses Western Europe: “Every production launch of a new vehicle generation is always a challenge. However, you can rely on the know-how of our team here in Neu-Ulm: the staff knows exactly how to produce premium coaches that meet the highest quality standards, and the production launch of these two Setra buses has once again impressively demonstrated this. ”
Next generation – also in terms of production process
Daimler Buses has tested the so-called digital bus construction in Neu-Ulm for the first time with the production start of the Setra ComfortClass and TopClass. All new components of the two buses were pre-assembled digitally in the correct assembly order on the computer to analyze individual process steps. This allowed for upfront optimizations within the assembly process, minimizing later process adjustments, contributing to a smooth product launch. In the future, this methodology will be applied to all new series.
SOURCE: Daimler truck