All change as Mercedes-Benz UK chief moves to Europe role

Feb 27, 2014

 

Marcus Breitschwerdt (pictured) has taken responsibility for all sales and marketing activity in mainland Europe and the UK.
 
His appointment follows three years leading the company’s UK business to record-breaking success. 
 
Since Mr Breitschwerdt joined Mercedes-Benz UK at its headquarters in Milton Keynes, sales of passenger cars have increased by 45% to more than 108,000 in 2013, passing the 100,000 mark for the first time in the UK.
 
Van sales have grown by 34% to more than 30,000 and truck sales have almost doubled to more than 9,500.
 
Mercedes-Benz UK has restructured, with Gary Savage being appointed as chief executive of Mercedes-Benz UK and managing director Mercedes-Benz Cars. 
 
The commercial vehicles business has been organised into two distinct divisions. Michael Kamper is managing director Mercedes-Benz Trucks and Steve Bridge has appointed managing director Mercedes-Benz Vans.
 
Mr Breitschwerdt said: “I am 100% sure that our new divisional and regional set-up will help us to be even more dedicated to the customer and as a result even more successful in competition.”
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