Mercedes-Benz India inaugurates second production plant – IAB Report

Posted on: Jun 11, 2015 - 2:41pm IST

Production increases from 10,000 to 20,000 units per annum.

In the presence of Mahrashtra Chief Minister, Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Mercedes-Benz India has inaugurated the second phase of its production plant in Chakan, Pune. With this, the total investment Mercedes has put on its production plans is now over INR 1,000 crore, and crosses a new milestone in its operations in India.

Mercedes phase 2 assembly plant entry inaugration

With the introduction of the new plant, the Mercedes Benz production facility is now spread over 40 hectares, making it becomes the largest production facility for a luxury car manufacturer in India.

Currently the Mercedes-Benz production facility in Chakan assembles the C-Class, E-Class, S-Class, GL-Class, GLA-Class and M-Class, whereas the CBU models include A, B, CLA, CLS, and SLK. For the year 2015, Mercedes will launch 15 models that has a mix of CKD and CBU models. So far, six have broken cover with nine more to follow suit.

2015 Mercedes GLA assembly line enters local CKD assembly

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With a bigger product lineup for 2015, and more international variants expected to be introduced in 2016, the inauguration of the second phase doesn’t come as a coincidence. The increased production capacity can help meet demand in the future, when Mercedes introduces big ticket products like the new GLE-Class and GLC-Class (if assembled in India).

Mercedes phase 2 assembly plant inauguration – Image Gallery

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One thought on “Mercedes-Benz India inaugurates second production plant – IAB Report

  1. Dr. Nayak says:

    along with BMW has put all Indian manufactures to shame with respect to
    manufacturing small volume luxury cars. Compare this to Mahindra and Tata and
    their imports in the high-end category of vehicles. Tata imports and assembles
    JLR products with almost zero percent content from India. Similarly Mahindra
    imports the bankrupt Korean company’s SUV, with very little domestic content. These
    products are not even worth importing in India as they are considered poor
    quality products in their own country. Tata had the opportunity to put India on
    top with respect to manufacturing luxury vehicles, but they screwed their own country
    and went to China for few dollars of saving. They could have easily done this
    in first in India then in China. It is just like R. Tata spending $75 mils. in Harvard
    for naming a building, when hundreds and may be thousands of homeless
    uneducated children are sleeping in streets in front of their gleaming restored
    corporate headquarters in Mumbai. Next time when you spend that boat load of
    cash on any one of these luxury cars in India think twice. Now it is a matter
    of taste; either it is a three pointed star or two large kidney shaped grills!
    My personal preference will the three pointed star as lot of their electronics
    and subsystems are designed in India for the world.


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