German car maker Daimler AG – Mercedes Benz want to move some production of it’s C Class limousine to Alabama – US, a newspaper reported Wednesday.
Without citing sources, the daily Stuttgarter Zeitung reported, that the company’s management is mulling whether to move production of the C-Class from its Sindelfingen plant, in the Stuttgart suburbs, to Tuscaloosa. With this move, Daimler is trying to reduce some costs and avoid swings in the value of the U.S. dollar against the euro. At the moment there are no information’s about what model will be moved with production to US ( Daimler builds a C-Class four door sedan, a two-door sedan and a station wagon )but, if this will happen Mercedes-Benz Bremen Plant will remain the only plant in Germany producing the C-Class.
The Stuttgarter Zeitung reported that, if Daimler did move C-Class production, it could move some production of the SL roadster from Bremen to Sindelfingen.
Still, Erich Klemm, the head of Daimler’s employee council, told The Associated Press that moving production could cost about 3,000 jobs at Sindelfingen alone.
“We expect a plan from the company that would secure jobs at the German locations,” he said. “We demand that the management comes to a reasonable decision regarding the Sindelfingen and Bremen locations.”