Daimler Announces Brazilian Plant for W205 C-Class and GLA

Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Facility in Minas Gerais, Brazil. 1 photo
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Just as we were mentioning earlier, Daimler AG will indeed build a new manufacturing facility in Brazil, where the upcoming W205 generation of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, along with the newly-launched GLS compact crossover/SUV will be made for the local market.
The new assembly plant will be constructed near Sao Paulo, in Iracemapolis, and the first vehicles will roll off its production lines in early 2016, instead of 2015, as it was initially speculated.

“With the local production of cars, Mercedes-Benz stands out as the only company to act in all segments of mobility in Brazil, with cars, trucks, buses and vans”, said Philipp Schiemer, CEO of Mercedes-Benz do Brasil. “The proximity of our production footprint in São Paulo and Minas Gerais will also allow us to have a greater integration among plants and exchange possibilities for the employees.”

After an initial investment of around EUR170 million, about 20.000 vehicles will be built each year, creating around 1000 jobs at the factory and a further 3000 new jobs for the supplier industry that should accompany the plant.
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