FRANKFURT — German automotive group Daimler AG says it will expand production through its Mercedes-Benz plant in Juiz de Fora in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, starting in 2011.
The Stuttgart-based company did not provide details Tuesday about cost, or what models it might produce, but said it was increasing capacity because of sales growth in Latin American markets, especially in Brazil. Daimler says it expects to increase the number of jobs there, but wasn't more specific.
Daimler announced earlier this month that it would expand production at its Sao Bernardo do Campo truck and bus plant, near Sao Paulo.
Daimler is the world's biggest truckmaker with brands including Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner and Mitsubishi-Fuso.
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