JOHANNESBURG – DaimlerChrysler South Africa will invest some $180 million in 2006 related to its plans to produce the new Mercedes C-Class. Total investment for the C-Class project is expected to reach $318 million. Joachim Follman, head of the manufacturing division at DCSA, says the bulk of the investment will be in construction, equipment and tooling. The current C-Class went into production in 2004 at the East London plant, which last year built 51,000 units, a figure that is ...

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