Kommersant: Mercedes-Benz can sell a distributor in Russia to one of the dealers
MOSCOW, July 11 – RIA Novosti / Prime. The newspaper writes that Mercedes-Benz Rus, the distributor of Mercedes-Benz, is considering selling its property to one of the dealers, among which Panavto, Avtodom, Avilon and Major are among the applicants. “Kommersan” with reference to sources.
According to one of the newspaper’s sources, the company has not yet sold its existing car warehouse in Russia, fearing sanctions, so we can talk about the fact that one of the dealers has acquired the rights to a Mercedes distributor in the Russian market. According to another source, Mercedes-Benz Rus is discussing selling its car warehouse and dealership to dealers via tender.
The Mercedes-Benz plant in Esipovo, near Moscow, is not included in the deal. However, the factory in the Russian Federation does not work, like most foreign automotive production in the country. Kommersant states that if the deal is realized, Mercedes-Benz will stop working directly in Russia.
Mercedes-Benz said the company is considering several options for doing business in Russia: “There is no specific decision yet. Please understand that we are not commenting on future plans and strategic decisions.”
In early March, Mercedes-Benz announced the suspension of automobile production at its plant in the Moscow region, and the suspension of deliveries of the brand’s passenger cars and light vehicles to the Russian market.
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