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Old 24th October 2008, 18:54   #31
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Not for our old man do the rules apply. He is a VVIP at Mercedes Benz
Old man, don't you need someone more agile carrying around your heavy lenses, and your tripods (err, I mean the camera tripods, naturally)?

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Old 4th November 2008, 13:56   #32
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Hi Rudra, Where is this factory located in Pune? Visitors allowed on all days?
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OT: I have read in the newspapers that Merc is shifting their factory from current leased premises in Pimpri to Chakan (outskirts of Pune).
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Reminds me of few photographs from the McLaren SLR factory. It was a treat to the eyes!
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Hi Rudra, Where is this factory located in Pune? Visitors allowed on all days?
The factory is located in Pimpri, adjacent to the Tata Motors factory. Infact the Merc plant is on leased land from Tata Motors.

Visitors are not allowed, one gets the chance to see the plant if you have the opportunity to got here on business. Mind you, as far as an assembly line goes, there isn't much happening here as the volumes are really small. When I visited the plant last year, they were assembling 7.5 cars a day: 4 C classes, 3 E classes & 1 S class every 2 days!

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OT: I have read in the newspapers that Merc is shifting their factory from current leased premises in Pimpri to Chakan (outskirts of Pune).
True. They are moving as the curretn location doesn't allow for much expansion. I think they will also assemble commercial vehicles a the new facility.
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True. They are moving as the curretn location doesn't allow for much expansion. I think they will also assemble commercial vehicles a the new facility.
You've posted what I would have. Will make a visit there soon.
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OT - Rudra keep us posted on your Pune Visit
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