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Mercedes cuts production at its largest plant

Sales of E and S class "disappointing"

Stuttgart. Mercedes Car Group is cutting production at its largest plant by 100,000 units this year.

Mercedes CEO Eckhard Cordes ordered a production cut to 400,000 units at the automaker's plant in Sindelfingen, Germany.

The move follows slow sales of the brand's E- and S-class vehicles. Dealers say sales of the two models are "disappointing."

Sindelfingen produced more than 2,000 cars a day last year, Automobilwoche was told.

Of those, 1,050 were E-class and CLS models, 650 were C-class vehicles and 300 were S- and CL-class models.

Uwe Meinhardt, an official from the German metalworkers' union IG Metall, said Mercedes originally planned to build about 500,000 cars at Sindelfingen in 2005.

Sindelfingen has 31,300 employees.

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