Mercedes-Benz has reached a new production milestone in India.
Mercedes-Benz India has announced that they have reached a new milestone of rolling out the 1,00,000th vehicle which has been assembled in India. The 1,00,000th model is the latest generation of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The car was rolled-out from the assembly line of Mercedes-Benz’s manufacturing facility at Chakan, by Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India and Piyush Arora, Executive Director, Operations, Mercedes-Benz India.
Mercedes-Benz India began their assembly operations in 1995 and the first car which was rolled out of the production line was coincidently a W 124 E-Class as well making them the first luxury car manufacturer to enter the India market. Back then, Mercedes was assembling their products at their facility in Pimpri, Pune.
Roland Folger said, “The rollout of the 100,000th Mercedes-Benz vehicle in India is a strong testimony of the impeccable customer trust and the unsurpassable brand equity Mercedes-Benz enjoys in this dynamic country. 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.”
Chronology of Milestones achieved by Mercedes-Benz India:
1995: First locally made E-Class rolls-out of the 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