The 30,000th locally produced Mercedes-Benz today rolled out of the Mercedes Benz India assembly plant. Mercedes had reached the mark of 20,000th locally produced car in 2008, 13 years after start of operations in India. However the landmark of 30,000 was achieved within a short span of less than 3 years. Mercedes-Benz decided that time was right for it to establish its own paint-shop in its facility at Chakan. This facility, set up with a substantial investment will be ready by the second half of 2012 with the capability to paint all models from the Mercedes cars range

“Our plant is regarded among the best CKD plants of Mercedes, globally. Within two years of moving into the new facility we have already fulfilled our first shift capacity. Start of our second shift will cater to the increased market demand as we foresee in the years to come,” Dr. Wilfred Aulbur, CEO and MD, Mercedes-Benz India said.