In order to be able to meet the increasing demand in China, Daimler wants to expand production capacities by 45 percent with its joint venture partner Baic Motor. The Chinese website of the Beijing Benz Automotive (BBAC) joint venture published a document showing that the number of working days at the two plants in Beijing will be increased to 312 a year. Previously, the production days at the two factories were 290 and 250 days. In addition, a 7.5-hour shift per working day is to be introduced at one of the two factories. The combined capacity of the two factories was last 520,000 vehicles a year.
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