Deutsche Welle. – German automobile group Daimler will start the production of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars in Russia. The agreement on the arrangement of production in Moscow Region has been signed with Mercedes during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, told the deputy chairman of Moscow Region: German Elyanushkin on Wednesday the 22nd of June, as reported by Interfax. “In 2019, the year in which we hope to launch production, a new life environment will be created in Solnechnogorsk district” said Elyanushkin.
Earlier, the press office of Daimler had confirmed the negotiations with the Russian authorities to Deutsche Welle. According to Handelsblatt newspaper, 30,000 automobiles will be assembled at the Greater Moscow plant annually, using imported components.
Mercedes-Benz is considering the 280 hectares Esipovo site in the Moscow Region, as written in Vedomosti newspaper. The construction of the factory may start before the end of 2016, according to the information published.