Right from the start, Mercedes-Benz manager Ulrike Graze is responsible for “Factory 56” at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Sindelfingen, about 20 Kilometres away from the Daimler headquarter in Stuttgart, Germany. Additionally Mrs. Graze is in charge of the S-Class assembly in Sindelfingen. The area of “Factory 56” measures 220,000 m2. This equates to about 30 soccer fields. While the cornerstone ceremony for the new assembly hall took place on February 20, 2018, the start of production is scheduled at the beginning of the next decade. Upper and Luxury class cars with combustion engines, hybrid drives and purely electric-battery drives as well as self-driving cars will be produced there. This includes, among others, the new generation of the S-Class as well as the first electric vehicle from the EQ product and technology brand “made in Sindelfingen”.