Livemint: September 16, 2016
Mumbai: Mercedes Benz India Pvt. Ltd Thursday said it has set up a parts warehouse in Pune, the largest by any luxury car maker in the country.
The 16,500 sq. m warehouse can stock up to 44,000 parts, meaning customers can get parts and accessories replaced quickly, instead of waiting for imports, which takes time.
The warehouse will have a vehicle preparation centre that can stock as many 5700 cars to customize them before delivery, the company said in a statement.
Mercedes has also set up a training academy for its sales and service staff who deal with high end cars. Till Conrad, head-Region Overseas Mercedes-Benz Cars at Daimler AG termed India as “one of the bright spots for Mercedes-Benz”, adding the expansion and investment underlines its confidence in the Indian market.
Roland Folger, managing director and chief executive at Mercedes Benz India said will “give the company competitive edge in this dynamic market and play a pivotal role in Mercedes’ growth in India.” In the fiscal that ended in March, Mercedes sold 13558 units in India.
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