Mercedes-Benz South Africa Ltd
The Mercedes-Benz group of companies in South Africa was established in 1948. The group is one of the largest automotive groups in South Africa and is the corporate holding company for the group's business activities in South Africa.
Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the global company, Mercedes-Benz AG (A subsidiary of Daimler AG). The company acquired a manufacturing plant in East London which has been building vehicles in South Africa for over 65 years. Today MBSA manufactures Mercedes-Benz C-Class cars in both left- and right-hand drive for the local and export markets. It also produces the Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles and buses, and FUSO trucks. The Zwartkop office is the operating hub of the sales and marketing, finance and controlling, media and communications, information technology, dealer network, after-sales services and supply chain divisions for Mercedes-Benz in the region. The key operating companies are Sandown Motor Holdings and Mercedes-Benz Financial Services.