Strengthening of the global production network: Mercedes-Benz Cars signs a Memorandum of Understanding for new car assembly in Egypt

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June 2019
Stuttgart
  • Mercedes-Benz Cars is planning to assemble passenger cars in Egypt in cooperation with a local partner.
  • Following successful discussions, the company signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Egyptian government on Monday.
  • Markus Schäfer, member of the Daimler AG Board of Management for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development: "Egypt has been an important market of Daimler for passenger cars, busses and commercial vehicles for many years. In the long term, we create various potential for the country and the region through strategic cooperation for mobility topics. Thereby we contribute to stabilizing the economic environment."
  • Jörg Burzer, Executive Board member Mercedes-Benz Cars, Production and Supply Chain:"In building up a local car assembly, we will be able to structure our production network even more flexibly and efficiently and respond even better to the needs of our customers."

Stuttgart.  Mercedes-Benz Cars and the Egyptian government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for local assembly of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars in Egypt. This is the result of successful discussions with the Egyptian government. This planned commitment is set to further improve the market position of Mercedes-Benz Cars in Egypt.

"Egypt has been an important market of Daimler for passenger cars, busses and commercial vehicles for many years. In the long term, we create various potential for the country and the region through strategic cooperation for mobility topics. Thereby we contribute to stabilizing the economic environment," says Markus Schäfer, member of the Daimler AG Board of Management for Corporate Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.

The Memorandum of Understanding not only describes a local Mercedes-Benz passenger car assembly, but also contains other potential fields of cooperation. The assembly will be set up by a local business partner. At the same time, Mercedes-Benz Cars emphasizes the involvement and know-how of Egyptian suppliers.

"In building up a local car assembly, we will be able to structure our production network even more flexibly and efficiently and respond even better to the needs of our customers," says Jörg Burzer, Executive Board member Mercedes-Benz Cars, Production and Supply Chain.

In view of the long-term market potential, further investments are also conceivable, for example expansion of the dealer network, a logistical hub in the Suez Canal Special Economic Zone and a training centre. Furthermore, the company has offered to make its specialist expertise with respect to modern mobility concepts, e-mobility and electric vehicles, as well as autonomous driving, available.

With the planned car assembly operation in Egypt, Mercedes-Benz Cars is supporting Egypt as an industrial location. Already now, Mercedes-Benz is securing more than 1,000 direct and indirect jobs in Egypt with its own import and sales organisation, a central spare parts warehouse and numerous authorised retailers and workshops in Cairo, Gizeh, Alexandria and Hurghada. With the new car assembly operation, Mercedes-Benz Cars will create new employment and contribute to better training opportunities with the planned training centre.

About Mercedes-Benz Cars in Egypt

Mercedes-Benz Egypt S.A.E., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, is the exclusive sales partner of Mercedes-Benz Cars for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and replacement parts in Egypt. The company has been in operation since 1999.

At present the Mercedes-Benz dealer network consists of authorised sales and after-sales companies in Cairo, Gizeh, Alexandria and Hurghada.

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  • 19C0518_001
    Mercedes-Benz Cars and the Egyptian government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for local assembly of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars in Egypt: (f.l.t.r.) H.E. Eng. Amr Adel Nassar, Minister of Trade and Industry, H.E. Mostafa Kemal Madbouly, Prime Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Markus Schäfer, member of the Daimler AG Board of Management for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development and Jörg Burzer, Executive Board member Mercedes-Benz Cars, Production and Supply Chain. This is the result of successful discussions with the Egyptian government.
  • 19C0518_002
    Mercedes-Benz Cars and the Egyptian government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for local assembly of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars in Egypt: (f.l.t.r.) H.E. Eng. Amr Adel Nassar, Minister of Trade and Industry, H.E. Mostafa Kemal Madbouly, Prime Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Markus Schäfer, member of the Daimler AG Board of Management for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development and Jörg Burzer, Executive Board member Mercedes-Benz Cars, Production and Supply Chain. This is the result of successful discussions with the Egyptian government.
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