The logo of the German car brand Mercedes-Benz. Archive photo
Mercedes-Benz sells its plant in the suburbs, the negotiations involve a lot of dealers, the main bidder for the purchase is a car holding “motorhome”, reports newspaper “Kommersant” with reference to sources.”Mercedes-Benz sells a plant in Russia, told the Kommersant’s sources in the industry and the real estate market. We are talking about the site in the suburban Esipovo owned “Mercedes-Benz manufacturing Rus”, where 20% of SP “Daimler KAMAZ Rus”, the rest – at head of Mercedes-Benz AG”, – the newspaper writes.
Kommersant’s source in one of the automakers said that the plant is for sale. Another interlocutor of the newspaper, it was confirmed that the deal is almost complete and the buyer will be the Russian dealer, but Mercedes have some “problems with the documents.”
According to yet another source of “Kommersant” with the real estate market of Moscow region, the dealer AVTODOM also applies to the plant, and participates in the negotiations, the Corporation of development of the Moscow region. In the tender, according to the newspaper, there are several dealers. In the auto retail “Kommersant” reported that “this is a comprehensive deal that includes the rights of the distributor of the brand in the Russian market”. In their opinion, the “caravan” is the main contender.
“The Russian office of Mercedes-Benz “Kommersant” reported that the company is “considering various options for doing business in Russia,” the newspaper added.