Mercedes-Benz plans to shift plant capacity

Johannesburg – Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) anticipates the possibility of further capacity shifts from other Daimler production plants to its East London plant in the future.

Arno van der Merwe, the chief executive and executive director of manufacturing at MBSA, said this could give Mercedes-Benz hybrid vehicles an even more meaningful part of its production at its East London plant. He confirmed earlier this month that the East London plant would by the end of this year commence production of the Mercedes-Benz C350e, the company’s second plug-in model.