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Mercedes Benz to double luxury passenger cars production at Chakan Plant in India

Published: March 15, 2012 | 10:29 am
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To cope with increasing demand of luxury cars in India, Mercedes Benz can increase production at their Chakan Plant near Pune to 20,000 units per annum as soon as they need to. Mercedes Benz A Class and B Class hatchbacks and SUVs are set to be assembled on their new assembly lines at Chakan for the time being while the company could need to opt for dedicated assembly lines once demand increases.
Besides this, Mercedes Benz has also planned increased investments this year so as to set up paint shop at the Chakan plant itself as the company has to depend on Tata Motors paint shop for their operations. Setting up of their own paint shop will result in major savings for the company. The company also relies on Force Motors for the supply of assembled engines and transmissions.
At present, the Chakan plant manufactures vehicles exclusively for the domestic Indian luxury cars market, and does not cater to any exports. Besides the Chakan plant, Mercedes Benz also has production operations in Chennai at the Daimler Commercial Vehicle plant from where they roll out the Actros Tipper trucks, while the Chakan plant is dedicated to the production of luxury passenger cars and buses.

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