Start of production of the new S-Class at the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plantMercedes-Benz has begun using an automated system to provide operation-specific screwdrivers to workers assembling the new, third-generation CLS at its Sindelfingen plant in Germany.

The move is designed to provide staff with optimal support by supplying tools automatically along with the right order data and process parameters for the assigned vehicle, a company spokeswoman told Automotive Logistics.

The technology was first implemented in S-class (pictured) and then E-class production at Sindelfingen.

The automated system is said to save time, though the company has declined to say how much. It has also declined to say whether it intends rolling the tool-selecting technology out to further areas of production.