One man, one passion: Bernd Schmeiser lives and works for Unimog.
The fascination of Unimog is already laid in the cradle of some. But that several generations of a family dedicate not only their free time, but also their profession entirely to the traditional all-rounder, you rarely see. As with Bernd Schmeiser, who accompanies the mounting of brand-new Unimog during his work in Wörth – and in his free time screws on his lovingly self-made Unimog motorhome.
From the cradle to the garage.
Unimog stands for uncompromising quality – for decades. And Bernd Schmeiser makes sure that stays that way. The likeable guy from Baden was born in the idyllic Black Forest village Staufenberg near Gernsbach. His father worked as a demonstrator at the nearby Unimog plant in Gaggenau, and on his professional travels he carried the Unimog fascination all over Europe and even on to China and Africa. Later, Bernd's father used his own Unimog U 411 for woodworking, mowing and transport. The interest of Bernd and his brothers was aroused!
There was nothing else for me. I wanted to screw on the Unimog or work on the Unimog.
Bernd Schmeiser, Process Supporter and Deputy Master Mercedes-Benz Plant Wörth
In 1986, Bernd begins his apprenticeship as a car mechanic – also in Gaggenau. As soon as a job at Unimog becomes vacant, he switches to the legendary workshop, where the all-rounder comes off the production line. He gains experience in the development workshop as well as in production and rework. He witnesses the move to Wörth as well as numerous Unimog models and the rapid technical development of Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks.
Today, Bernd is a deputy master and process supporter in the final assembly: He ensures that every Unimog that runs off the production line is in the right constitution. And if it gets stuck somewhere, he's there to help and work on the vehicle himself.