Mercedes-Benz adds extra shift to A-Class factory due to strong demand
From the looks of it, the new generation A-Class is a great success for Mercedes-Benz. The German carmaker added an extra shift to the Rastatt factory in Germany in order to meet the strong demand for the vehicle. More than 70,000 orders have been placed for the little A-class since its unveiling in June and to keep up the pace, a third shift will be added from next week.
Mercedes-Benz official, Peter West, said “we have expanded our full-time work force by 500 permanent staff and now well positioned to deliver the cars to our customers as soon as possible.”
Earlier last week Mercedes-Benz announced that the production of the S-Class will be cut down to only one shift due to poor public demand for the vehicle. However, the new version of the A-Class seems to give Mercedes-Benz a competitive advantage over Audi and BMW, as well as an insight over the public demand for small, fuel efficient vehicles.