Daimler Boosts Production of Mercedes CLA in Hungary Plant

Giancarlo Perlas March 20, 2014

hungary plant boosts mercedes cla production

The Mercedes CLA has been very instrumental in boosting the sales momentum of Mercedes-Benz in the U.S. Due to the overwhelming demand of the luxury car particularly in the U.S., Daimler has warned consumers earlier this year that they might have trouble with the supply. The US dealership of Mercedes-Benz also said that the tight supply might remain until June this year.

Extra Shift in Hungary Plant for the Production of Mercedes CLA Announced

According to Automotive News, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz has recently started to take action on the issue by adding a third-shift in its plant located in Kecskemet, Hungary.

Daimler stated that the extra shift in the Kecskemet plant will commence in May this year. Work will also continue on some Saturdays of 2014 to speed up production and address the ever-increasing demand for the Mercedes CLA.

The Hungary plant of Mercedes makes the B-Class and the CLA-Class cars. Based on the 2013 record of the company, around 3,400 people are working in the Kecskemet plant. Sebastian Wahle, a company spokesperson revealed that the number of personnel will be increased to accommodate the extra shifts.

The Level of Production of Mercedes Hungary Plant

As of last year, the Hungary plant of Mercedes has produced approximately 109,000 cars. However, the continuing spike in the demand for the brand’s compact cars has been foreseen outpace the level of production of Mercedes plants. So, the extra shifts and the recruitment of additional manpower in the very near future are definitely vital in meeting the demand of the brand’s consumers.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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