Jump to content
  • Greetings Guest!

    CheersandGears.com was founded in 2001 and is one of the oldest continuously operating automotive forums out there.  Come see why we have users who visit nearly every day for the past 16+ years. Signup is fast and free, or you can opt for a premium subscription to view the site ad-free.

Sign in to follow this  

Daimler invests in C-class production in South Africa

Recommended Posts

Daimler invests in C-class production in South Africa

Daimler has exported more than 100,000 C-class models from its South African plant over the past 10 years.

December 7, 2010 12:20 CET

JOHANNESBURG (Bloomberg) -- Daimler AG will invest an additional 2 billion rand ($290 million) at a Mercedes-Benz plant on South Africa's southeast coast to expand production.

The investment will prepare the East London factory for production of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz C class starting in 2014, Daimler said in a statement today. The plant, along with facilities in Germany, China and the United States, will build the new C class, the company's most popular passenger model.

The plant has “managed to provide us with a business and production plan that is competitive globally,” Wolfgang Bernhard, Mercedes production and purchasing chief, said in the statement.

Daimler, the world's second-largest maker of luxury vehicles, has invested more than 5 billion rand in South Africa over the past 10 years and the East London plant recently exported its 100,000th C-class model, according to today's statement. The South African plant will manufacture left- and right-hand drive C-class models for export to the rest of Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.

Read more: http://www.autonews.com/article/20101207/ANE/101209860/1131#ixzz17RdhJEr7

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

About us

CheersandGears.com - Founded 2001

We ♥ Cars

Get in touch

Follow us

Recent tweets



Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.