Daimler remains committed to minimizing the noise levels to which its employees and the neighbors of its production locations are subjected. Whenever we plan new facilities, the Group’s noise abatement concepts ensure that excessive noise does not occur in the first place. The sources of noise at Group production sites are also closely monitored, and the volume is reduced where possible by the installation of sound-absorbing elements and noise abatement walls, for example.
Our noise abatement concept for the Gaggenau plant
The production facility in Gaggenau was established more than 100 years ago. Back then, noise abatement wasn’t a major concern, partly because the plant was located a long way from residential areas. However, the plant and the city have meanwhile grown so close together that some residential areas are now located right next to the facility. To address this issue, the Gaggenau plant is currently working on creating and using a holistic noise management system.
There are a number of ways in which noise-induced disturbances can be prevented once it is known how and where the noise arises. The first step was therefore to create a register of all of the sources of noise at the plant. Of the approximately 1,800 sources of noise discovered, about 300 were deemed to be relevant. Further information on the situation at the plant was provided by measuring specific types of noise in the neighboring residential areas. Once all of the data has been evaluated, the plant will define areas of action and suggest which measures should be taken. Over the long term, Daimler wants to specify noise quotas for the various areas of the plant.
Other components of the company’s noise abatement concept include:
- The creation of a catalogue of measures for eliminating existing sources of noise
- The development of corresponding procedural guidelines
- Discussions with representatives from the affected areas
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