Mercedes-Benz India has achieved a historic milestone of rolling-out the 100,000th vehicle from its Chakan production facility in Pune. The 100,000th car is an E-Class for the Indian market. 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. The company also boasts of the largest spare parts warehouse by luxury car manufacturer in India which can stock up to 44,000 parts.
Speaking on this historic occasion, Roland Folger said, “The roll out of the 100,000 th 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. This achievement also reiterates Mercedes-Benz’s India commitment and we strongly believe in the India story and it’s potential. We will further deepen our strong connect with the Indian customers and keep continuing to fascinate them with our products and customer service.”
Mr. Folger further added, “With the growing demand of Mercedes-Benz products, a spiraling aspiration among young successful Indians, our extensive and expanding local portfolio, combined with an unparalleled network and innovations in customer service; we are positive that the next production milestone will be attained even earlier. We pioneered luxury motoring in India and with our ‘customer delight’ approach and vision for future, we are confident of defining future mobility in India as well.” 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.