HCM CITY – In November Mercedes-Benz Vietnam (MBV), its employees and dealers will celebrate the company’s 25th year in the country.
Established in 1995 as a subsidiary of Germany’s Daimler AG to assemble both passenger cars and commercial vehicles, Mercedes-Benz brought to the local market in 1996 the first ever premium car built in Vietnam, the E 230 (W210) .
Mercedes-Benz also built other passenger cars and commercial vehicles in Viet Nam like the C-Class, GLK/GLC and S-Class. Mercedes-Benz Vietnam was the first CKD plant outside Germany to successfully assemble the GLK and the S-Class.
In the last 25 years Mercedes-Benz Vietnam has delivered more than 40,000 luxury passenger cars to its valued customers, including 10,000 of the best-selling luxury SUV, the GLC.
In 2008 the Mercedes-Benz line-up started to be diversified with CBU products. To serve customers better, the dealer network was also expanded year by year, from one showroom in 1997 to 16 across the country now.
Mercedes-Benz Vietnam is also committed to a further presence in the country with the part distribution center and vehicle pre-delivery inspection center and the application of the latest global dealer standard, MAR 2020.
Mercedes-Benz cars come with a three-year manufacturer warranty (which can be extended to five years) and customers are very well looked after by Mercedes-Benz service teams conveniently located at Mercedes-Benz dealerships throughout Viet Nam.
Mercedes-Benz Vietnam also offers such essential and practical services as express service, 24/7 service, mobile service, certified pre-owned cars, extended warranty and two-year maintenance package.
As “responsibility” is always a core value of the brand, the company is fully aware that social responsibility goes hand in hand with business growth.
Mercedes-Benz Vietnam remains a major part of Vietnam’s auto DNA with nearly 90 per cent of the production done locally.
‘The 3-pointed star’ has co-operated with AIP Foundation to organise the MobileKids Vietnam road safety educational programme for students in primary schools in 2019 and 2020.
Stay strong in 2020
In 2020, despite the effects of Covid-19 in the first half, Mercedes-Benz Vietnam maintained the momentum and expects to reach similar sales as in 2019. This is an outstanding effort considering the current situation of the industry, both globally and locally.
Brad Kelly, CEO Mercedes-Benz Vietnam, said: “April 2020 was a difficult time for all in Viet Nam with many restrictions in place to protect us from COVID-19. During this time Mercedes-Benz Vietnam opened our staff canteen to make nearly 1,100 meals every day. The Mercedes-Benz team then distributed these hot meals to 10 organisations across HCM City to help feed those in need.
“The company and employees also contributed more than 1.1 billion Vietnam dong to help authorities prevent and limit the spread of the pandemic. It was the least we could do during these challenges to help the wonderful community in HCM where we have operated now for more than 25 years.”
Best place to work in auto industry
According to the 2020 Vietnam Best Places to Work survey released by Anphabe HR community network last month, MBVcontinues to be the top place to work in the automotive/components industry in Vietnam and is in the top 20 places across industries.
The survey polled 71,460 skilled employees at 559 companies in 20 industries.
In the survey Mercedes-Benz Vietnam kept underlining its ideal working environment and many career opportunities for candidates in the automotive/components industry.
It was the fifth year in a row that MBV achieved the leading position in the segment.