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Daimler begins construction of Mercedes-Benz assembly plant in Romania

ABR Staff Writer Published 07 April 2014

German automaker Daimler along with its Romanian subsidiary Star Transmission has commenced the construction of a new Mercedes-Benz assembly plant in Sebes, Romania with an investment of EUR300m.

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The company expects to assemble new Mercedes-Benz 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission at the plant beginning in 2016.

Currently, the 9G-TRONIC transmission is produced and assembled at the Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim plant in collaboration with Star Transmission.

Mercedes-Benz Cars, production and supply chain management divisional board member Markus Schäfer said that the additional assembly capacities in Sebes supplement the company's production operations at the Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim plant optimally.

"They also are an important contributing factor in the economics and the flexibility of our international production network of Mercedes-Benz," Schäfer added.

"With this set-up we will successfully satisfy the continuing increase in demand for automatic transmissions."

The new expansion is expected to create 500 new jobs in the region.


Image: Star Transmission's automatic transmission assembly in Sebes. Photo: courtesy of Daimler AG.