Mercedes-Benz Rolls-Out 100,000th Made-in-India Car from Pune Facility
Mercedes-Benz was the first luxury automotive brand to enter the Indian market in 1994.
Mercedes-Benz rolls-out 100,000th car in India. (Image: Mercedes-Benz)
Mercedes-Benz achieved a historic milestone in India by rolling-out the 100,000th Made-in-India car in the form of the all-new 2018 E-Class. The car was rolled-out from the assembly line of Mercedes-Benz’s world-class manufacturing facility at Chakan, by Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India and Piyush Arora, Executive Director, Operations, Mercedes-Benz India. This makes Mercedes-Benz the only luxury car manufacturer in India to achieve this milestone.
Speaking on this occasion, Roland Folger said, “The journey that began 24 years ago, as we pioneered the luxury car segment in the country, has only gotten more fruitful and today we remain the most preferred luxury brand in the country. The milestone of rolling-out 100,000 cars is also the result of the absolute dedication of all past and present employees of Mercedes-Benz India, who remain our best brand ambassadors.”
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Mercedes-Benz was the first luxury automotive brand to enter the Indian market in 1994. The W 124 E-Class was the first luxury car in India’s modern era which rolled out of the assembly plant of Mercedes-Benz India in Pimpri, Pune.
Today, Mercedes-Benz India has moved the facility to Chakan near Pune with an investment of INR 1000+ crores, the facility is spread over 100 acres and is part of Mercedes-Benz’s Global Production Network.
Chronology of Milestones achieved:
1995: First locally made E-Class rolls-out of assembly line
2008: Mercedes-Benz rolls-out its 20,000 cars in India
2010: Roll-out of 30,000 cars from the Chakan manufacturing facility
2014: 50,000th Mercedes-Benz rolls out of the assembly lines in Chakan
2018: 100,000th Mercedes-Benz rolls-out of the assembly line in Chakan.
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