Mercedes-Benz builds its second North American plant in the U.S. or Mexico

Mercedes-Benz builds its second North American plant in the U.S. or Mexico

As the BMW holds the title of the number one premium manufacturer in the world, it appears that Mercedes-Benz is longing for this title, according to a piece of information released by Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche. The figures show that Mercedes-Benz sold 300,000 units less than BMW in the previous year. By doubling the three-pointed star's production to 2.7 million vehicles by 2020 and increasing its operating profit beyond 10 percent, Manager Magazin informs that Zetsche is going to reach the number one spot. In order to make this happen, two new factories will be built in North America and China, with the firm's second North American factory to be developed either in Mexico or the U.S., scheduled to become operational by 2017 or 2018. The next-generation of the A-Class is going to be assembled there and Daimler has already made public its intentions of investing more than $2 billion, thus aiming to retool and upgrade its existing U.S. plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to assemble the C-Class together with the next-generation R-Class and G-Class.


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