Mercedes-Benz India has inaugurated its manufacturing facility at Chakan near Pune to roll out new cars on Indian soil. The new plant was completed in just over a year from the date its construction commenced.

According to the officials of the Mercedes-Benz India, a hall mark of this plant, spread over an area of 100 acres, is that it has been one of the fastest green-field projects executed in India. Right from land acquisition to independent assembly facilities for passenger cars and commercial vehicles, the infrastructure was created to address future expansion needs, underscoring the long-term growth plans of the company in India.

The company will manufacture 5000 cars and 1200 commercial vehicle and will employ 500 technicians and allied workers. Mercedes-Benz India says that this plant will mark the beginning of a new era for the company in India to see new products roll off the assembly line.