May 10, 2007

Mercedes-Benz opens new plant in India

Pune, India – DaimlerChrysler has begun construction of a new plant for Mercedes-Benz vehicles in India, which will produce the S-Class, E-Class and C-Class for the Indian market.

The new plant, which is scheduled to begin production in early 2009, represents an investment of around 50 million Euros. The facility is located near an existing plant and will initially employ around 350 workers, matching the current plant.

DaimlerChrysler India sold 2,121 vehicles in 2006, up 10 per cent from 2005. In 1995, it started producing the E-Class in a leased factory near Mumbai, and added the S-Class in 2000 and C-Class in 2001. The company has dealerships in 27 cities in the country.

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