Daimler entered the Indian market and established Mercedes-Benz India Ltd in 1994. The company was renamed DaimlerChrysler India Pvt. Ltd. after the merger of the parent company Daimler with Chrysler. After DaimlerChrysler demerged from Chrysler in 2007, it changed its name to Daimler AG. As a result, DaimlerChrysler India was renamed Mercedes-Benz India once again. Mercedes-Benz India is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Daimler AG. Mercedes-Benz India pioneered the luxury car market in India.Spread over 100 acres at Chakan, Maharashtra, this plant was set up in 2009 and is among the fastest green-field operations ever to be created and is rated as one of the top-most CKD plants of Mercedes-Benz globally other major facilities are across white field, Bangalore and Pune. Mercedes-Benz established its largest research & development centre outside Germany with the launch of its Bangalore R&D centre in 1996. MBRDI with its location in Bangalore and Pune shows Daimler’s strong commitment to India as a location for production, R&D and for IT. MBRDI is Daimler’s “Think Tank” in India. Currently 2,000 engineers and IT-specialists are employed by MBRDI.
Mercedes-Benz India currently has the widest network reach for any luxury car maker in India: in 40 cities with 83 outlets. Mercedes-Benz also inaugurated in three AMG Performance Centres (APC) in Delhi, Bangalore & Mumbai in 2014 and added two more APCs in 2015 in Hyderabad and Pune. These APCs provide an exclusive AMG brand experience to the customers and enthusiasts.