Mercedes is reportedly said to be planning to construct a new €1.3 billion electric van factory in Poland after the company has signed an agreement with the Polish government to build the plant in Jawor in western Poland. 

The Jawor production facility will be the first Mercedes factory in Poland but also the first factory to exclusively produce electric delivery vehicles for the automaker. 

The investment is aimed to transition the company into using exclusively electric vehicles. 

“The decision to select Jawor is the next milestone on the way to electromobility,” said Mathias Geisen, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Vans. 

The new factory will be in proximity to the existing car engine and battery factory in Jawor and will be connected to the A4 highway and S3 expressway. This plant is expected to create 2,500 new jobs and will launch production by 2025.  

“The perspective for the next five to ten years is very good,” stated Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. 

This will be one of the largest foreign investments in Poland in recent years.