Mercedes-Benz Opens First Engine Plant in China

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After what had seemed like an impossible turn of event two or three decades ago, Mercedes-Benz just opened its first ever passenger car engine plant built outside of Germany.

Built from scratch in just two years, the facility will be in charge of manufacturing four and six-cylinder engines with an annual capacity of 250,000 units in the first phase of the project.

“During the past decade of the partnership between Daimler and BAIC, we have seen our production joint venture BBAC grow from strength to strength,” stated Hubertus Troska, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Greater China and Chairman and CEO of Daimler Greater China. “The investment of around 400 million euros in our first ever passenger-car engine plant outside of Germany demonstrates both our commitment to serving our Chinese customers even better with the latest technology locally made and our confidence in Mercedes-Benz’s prosperous future here in China.”

The engine plant is built at the Beijing Benz Automotive Corporation (BBAC) and its products will power the passenger cars produced at BBAC and the Mercedes-Benz vans produced at the Fujian Benz automotive Co. Ltd. (FBAC) joint venture.
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