Mercedes Starts B-Class Production in Hungary
“With the start of production in Kecskemet, the Mercedes-Benz offensive in the premium compact segment is shifting up a gear,” says Dr. Dieter Zetsche.
It went into production at the plant in Rastatt, Germany back in September 2011. With this increased production capacity, it is now possible to fully keep up with market demand, as Mercedes-Benz has already received more than 100,000 orders for the B-Class since its launch in November 2011.
Of the money that Mercedes is putting into small car development, a large portion, €800 million, has gone into the new Hungarian factory.
Zetsche expressed his special thanks to Daimler’s Hungarian partners in the political, administrative and social areas: “They welcomed us like a friend and actively supported us through every stage of the plant development. Their tireless commitment was one of the main reasons for the positive outcome of this project, and will continue to be a key factor in the success of the Mercedes-Benz Kecskemét plant.”