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New plant in India to make high-end city buses

Kharl Prado September 29, 2010

Mercedes Benz to foray into city bus segment launch new facility 592x470 New plant in India to make high end city buses

Ever been to India? It’s a beautiful country with a beautiful mixture of British and Indian cultures. And now, with Mercedes-Benz entering the foray, it’s even more astounding. Mercedes-Benz India recently started constructing a new facility to house body manufacturing of its city buses. What used to be a foundation plant in Chakan, whose founder is none other than Mercedes-Benz India Managing Director and Chief Executive Office Wilfred Aulbur, will now be assisted in the production of city buses by this new facility in Pune.

Right now, there is a huge market for high-end town buses, figuring at around 500 units per year. This is already expected to grow about one-fifth. The new plant is expected to be producing 700 buses a year come 2011. The buses will be shuttling between Nigdi and Shivaji Nagar.

In India, if you’re riding a Mercedes-Benz bus, then consider yourself lucky. Most of the townsfolk can only afford to ride their bicycles around town. So high-end city buses are already considered to be a luxurious form of transportation. Mercedes-Benz India thus will be focusing on low-floor buses which are now currently in high demand all around the country. So if you happen to country hop to India, look out for Mercedes-Benz buses roaming the city. And treat yourself to a luxurious ride.

 New plant in India to make high end city buses

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