Here are some photos from the Hambach, France manufacturing plant where Daimler builds all of the Smart vehicles. The plant employs around 750 people (with an additional 725 that work at the seven system partners who are also based there) who make all of the Smart vehicles that are delivered worldwide.
The plant was inaugurated in 1997 and since 2011, 103,000 vehicles have rolled off the production line. The 1 millionth Smart ForTwo was build there in September 2008.
The assembly line is shaped like a plus symbol to enable is to meet assembly requirements in the most efficient way. This enables system partners to supply modules directly to the assembly line.
Waste water from the plant is treated directly on site and the end quality is better than the natural bodies of water the waste water is discharged into.