Mercedes-Benz increased sales by 45% in China in 2008

Muamer Hodzic January 22, 2009

While sales numbers in the US and across Europe have taken a dive for Mercedes-Benz in 2008, that same is not true for the MB China division. Mercedes-Benz achieved a proud market performance in 2008 with a record sales growth of 45% compared to the previous year, while the rest of the luxury car market averaged a sales increase of only 17%.

Klaus Maier, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz of China, is the one responsible for such great sales figures, ever since he took the position in November 2006. As a result he was awarded CEO of The Year 2007, and was named Outstanding Corporate Leader 2008 by leading media and authoritative agencies in recognition of his contributions to Mercedes-Benz’s accomplishments.

Read the full ChinaDaily interview with Klaus Maier

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