Mercedes-Benz has initiated the production of the C-Class at its plant in Wanaherang, Bogor, West Java, in order to meet the market demand in Indonesia. Regarding this development, Günter Häfele, President and CEO of PT Mercedes-Benz Indonesia has said, “We are very proud that our team is able to roll off the new C-Class at the Mercedes- Benz plant Wanaherang.” He added that, “With the assembly plant at this location, Mercedes-Benz Indonesia has a close position to the domestic market and [that] allows us to respond with flexibility to customers’ demands for premium passenger cars of Mercedes-Benz.”
Thus, with the initiation of a new production site in Indonesia, it can be seen that the country holds a significant role in Mercedes-Benz’s market vision and will play an increasing role in the company’s network of assembly plants that stretches across countries such as Brazil, India, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia.
Currently, with more than 475 employees at the Wanaherang plant, Mercedes-Benz is one of the largest automotive employers in the area. And the company assembles six types of passenger cars at the site – the C-Class, E-Class and S-Class sedans as well as the GLC, GLE and GLS SUVs. This is in addition to the production of three bus chassis and the Axor truck, which the plant had begun producing in 2017.
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