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Jakarta Post

Mercedes starts new assembly line for new M-Class model

  • Linda Yulisman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 22 2012   /  09:08 am

Under the hood: Mercedes Benz Indonesia CEO Claus Weidner (right) and the Industry Ministry’s Budi Darmadi, visit the carmaker’s assembly factory in Bogor, West Java, on Wednesday. Mercedes has officially launched in Indonesia its new sport utility vehicle (SUV) ML 350 4Matic, which is assembled at the factory. (JP/Linda Yulisman)Mercedes-Benz Indonesia, a subsidiary of German car manufacturer Daimler AG, commenced on Wednesday the operation of a new assembly line at its plant in Wanaherang, Bogor, West Java, to meet growing demand for the latest generation of the company’s M-Class vehicle.

Speaking during the launch production ceremony, president and chief executive officer Claus Weidner said that the new line, developed with an investment of up to ¤30 million (US$38.41 million), would assemble the ML 350 4MATIC, the latest generation of its M-Class, which was an icon of t...