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  • Stuttgart / Beijing, Jul 5, 2017 - Daimler is consistently pursuing its electric offensive and is creating the necessary conditions for the local production of electric vehicles with the construction of a battery factory in China.
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  • Berlin / Beijing, Jul 5, 2017 - Daimler and BAIC are strongly committed to the development of electric mobility in China. In the presence of German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping, both company partners announced today a framework agreement to further deepen cooperation at their Sino-German production joint venture Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd. (BBAC).
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  • East London/Beijing, Dec 5, 2016 - From April 2017 Arno van der Merwe (44) will be the new president and CEO of BBAC. He follows in the footsteps of Peter Schabert (62), who is retiring after 31 years at Daimler AG. Schabert has been the president and CEO of BBAC since August 2015.
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  • Peking, Nov 10, 2016 - The tenth anniversary of Daimler’s vocational training in China was celebrated today at the Beijing Polytechnic School with the participation of teachers and students, as well as representatives from the Chinese Ministry of Education.
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  • Peking/Stuttgart , Oct 30, 2015 - Just about six months after the GLA-Class started local production, Mercedes-Benz has begun rolling off its second all-new localized SUV model at the assembly lines of its production joint venture in China, Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd. (BBAC). At a ceremony held to mark the occasion, production started for the All New SUV GLC, the successor to the company’s successful GLK that has been locally manufactured at BBAC since 2011.
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  • Beijing, Oct 20, 2015 - In September 2012, Daimler Greater China and Beijing’s renowned Tsinghua University started a joint Research Center for Sustainable Transportation. In the presence of Winfried Kretschmann, Prime Minister of Germany’s federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, on Monday both parties signed a contract about the continuation and further expansion of the research cooperation for another 3 years.
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  • Stuttgart / Beijing, Jun 30, 2015 - With effect from 1 July 2015, Zhou Liang (48) will succeed Wu Yuejun (52) and become new President and CEO of Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive (BFDA), the 50:50 joint venture between Daimler and Chinese truck manufacturer Foton. The joint venture is producing and distributing Auman branded trucks in and primarily for China. With the appointment of Zhou Liang, Daimler is focusing on local know-how and a profound understanding of the market.
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  • Peking/Stuttgart, Apr 9, 2015 - Mercedes-Benz marked another important milestone in its ‘built in China, for China’ strategy with the opening ceremony of its top-notch compact car plant, housed at the company’s local production joint venture Beijing Benz Automotive Corporation (BBAC). An audience of about 250 guests witnessed the ceremony that at the same time officially kicked-off the production for the German car maker’s first locally build compact car: the GLA.
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  • Beijing/Stuttgart, Dec 9, 2014 - The 500,000th locally produced Mercedes-Benz passenger car, an all-new long-wheelbase C-Class model, has rolled off the production lines at Daimler’s Sino-German production joint-venture Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd. (BBAC), marking yet another milestone in Mercedes-Benz’s increasing local footprint in China. About half of these vehicles have been manufactured just within the last two years, highlighting the rapid growth that the production site has recently experienced.
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  • Beijing/Stuttgart, Jul 29, 2014 - Mercedes-Benz for the first time has started production of a long-wheelbase version of the C-Class. Not even six months after the start of production of the new C-Class in Bremen, Germany, the first long-wheelbase C-Class model has rolled off its production line at Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd. (BBAC) in China. The model, which will be launched in China starting this September, is an important addition to Mercedes-Benz’ portfolio and marks another key milestone in Daimler’s China strategy.
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