MBSA said the expansion of the plant was a sign of the carmaker’s commitment to South Africa and efforts to revive economic growth.
Divisional board member Markus Schäfer said that the expansion would involve the construction of a new paint shop and a new body shop, an upgrade of the assembly shop and new logistic warehouses.
“With the investment of 600m, we are significantly expanding our plant in East London and equipping it for the future,” Schäfer said.
“The decision to have the new generation of the C-Class built in East London reaffirms the plant and Mercedes-Benz South Africa. The investment is also a sign of our commitment to South Africa and efforts to revive economic growth as well as the socio-economic development of the East London region.”