Mercedes inaugurates in Iracemápolis its new factory in Brazil

The last day 23 Mercedes-Benz inaugurated its newto the factory in Brazil, the first in the south american country is dedicated to the manufacture of passenger cars. The mark of the star has two other plants on brazilian soil, in Juiz de Fora and São Bernardo do Campo, both dedicated to the production of industrial vehicles.

factory Iracemápolis, located in the state of São Paulo, has an area of 2.5 million square meters (with a built area of 93.000 square metres) and has built in a record time of 19 months. The investment of Mercedes in their plant number 26 in the world has been around 145 million euros.

The goal is to to increase their competitiveness in a country in which the models manufactured locally are more pull commercial. The German mark achieved last year your record of enrolments in Brazil. In Iracemápolis is manufactured in two models, the most popular of the German mark in the important brazilian market.

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The C-Class will be the first model to be manufactured in Iracemápolis

The production starts with the Mercedes C Class and the first unit manufactured has been a Mercedes C180 in black in colour. In the second half of the year will start the production of the Mercedes GLA. At least for the moment, the only versions of these models are the C 180 and GLA 200 as they are the ones that attract the majority of sales in Brazil.

The new plant of Mercedes has the capacity to produce up to 20,000 vehicles per year, although initially it will operate at a lower rate (11.600 vehicles / year). Iracemápolis account with 500 employees, although estimates of the company indicate that it will generate up to 750 direct jobs and 3,000 indirect jobs in the region.