Speaking on the expansion, Markus Schäfer, member of the divisional board of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Production and Supply Chain Management, explained that “Russia is of strategic importance for Mercedes-Benz and an attractive growth market.”
The new passenger car plant in the Moscow region will comprise all production steps, from the body show through paint shop to assembly. More than 1,000 jobs will be created at the site and further jobs at local service providers and suppliers. Located 20 km away from the new plant, an aftersales site has been in operation since 2016.
Russia's Trade and Industry Ministry said that the plant will produce more than 20,000 passenger cars and SUVS per year under a nine-year agreement.
APMEN News, May 2017