Daimler may cut production at largest plant, company denies it
Sindelfingen builds the C-Class sedan, S-Class, E-Class, CL-Class, CLS-Class, SLS AMG Coupe and Roadster, and recently ceased building Maybachs – and the rationing of production is reported to affect all lines. The S-Class is said to be "doing especially badly," Mercedes sales in China trail Audi by 23 percent and BMW by 35 percent, Daimler has issued a profit warning for M-B and Zetsche has cited an ongoing "challenging environment" in Europe. The result is the implementation of a cost-cutting program aimed at saving €1 billion ($1.295B U.S.) and strained worker relations at Sindelfingen, but no layoffs, which is the kind of little victory that almost calls for celebration in this economic climate.
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