Fersa will be the official bearing supplier for commercial vehicle axles to the Mercedes-Benz plant in Kassel. For this new project, Fersa is investing more than 4 million euros in its plant in Zaragoza, Spain.
Fersa Bearings, S.A. has signed an agreement with the automotive giant Daimler to become an official supplier of bearings for the axles of commercial vehicles such as the Actros. Fersa has expanded and adapted its plant in Zaragoza (Spain) for this project, expecting to invest in excess of four million euros.
Fersa’s commitment to product innovation, smart manufacturing and digital transformation were the key factors for Daimler Germany’s decision, giving the Spanish manufacturer the edge over its competitors in the international market.
The new production line increases the factory’s capacity by 20 percent. Employing state-of-the-art technologies, the new facility modelled in a “digital twin” that provides feedback in real time and facilitates a continuous optimization of the manufacturing process. During production, more than 20 different variables are measured on the final product and reported and linked to the DataMatrix code of each component. This allows Fersa to perform a complete trend analysis for quality control purposes.
The contract with Daimler Germany and the resulting investment represent an important step for Fersa as a producer of high precision bearings, which are complex products, and adds to its portfolio of OEM customers, a sector in which it already has extensive experience.