Mercedes-Benz Malaysia’s Pekan plant today marked the production of its 25,000th Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle (CV). Yes, the company does not only assemble the C-Class, E-Class and S-Class luxury saloons in Malaysia.

One of only nine Daimler CKD commercial vehicle production facilities worldwide, MBM’s Pekan plant is spread across 19,000 square metres and the CV production line is operated by 176 employees, with a current capacity of 4,000 units a year. It mirrors Daimler AG’s truck assembly plant in Wörth, Germany – the world’s largest facility of its kind – in tech and production methods.

“Today has been about recognising our Pekan production plant, and the initiatives undertaken to master the commercial vehicle production line which ultimately produces vehicles of the highest quality. Going beyond passenger vehicles, we hope to further cement our presence in the country as a committed investor in the Malaysian commercial vehicles segment,” said MBM’s VP of commercial vehicles, Albert Yee.

Pekan produces a variety of CVs, including the largest Actros model. MBM’s has a market share of 16.4%, and its current best-selling mode is the six by two Mercedes-Benz MP3 Actros 2640LS. The company has supplied CVs to multinational corporations and a variety of organisations, including fire stations, hospitals and rescue services. CV after-sales support is provided by 14 service centres nationwide.