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Daimler and Nissan Looking at Creating a Plant in Mexico

Nissan and Daimler are finishing up plans to have a plant in Mexico which will cost a round $1 billion. With Nissan taking care of the construction cost and Daimler will take the capital of operating the facility. According to AutoNews.com, the plant should be producing around 200,000 vehicles and will start its operations in the first half of 2014. Nissan spokesperson said, “We have made no announcements concerning adding manufacturing capacity in Mexico and have nothing further to add at this time.” Even Daimler have not commented on the plans. There’s one thing that David Reuters said though, “Nissan continues to grow throughout the world and in order to… Continue Reading »

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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… Continue Reading »

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MB South Africa wins JD Powers’ Gold Plant Quality Award 2 years straight

Never falling short of international awards, Mercedes-Benz has just received another prestigious trophy for their MBSA production plant down in East London. The plant, which manufactures the C-Class for both the local market and export to the US, has actually won the same award once before. The award, bestowed by none other than JD Power and Associates, is actually based on their US Initial Quality Study, or IQS for short. Mercedes-Benz has won the award by beating its own previous record. The MBSA plant won the 2009 IQS Gold Plant Quality Award last year for manufacturing vehicles for US export that had the fewest defects and malfunctions among all the… Continue Reading »

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