Daimler AG, parent company to Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) announced on Monday the establishment of an IT Hub at its Plant in East London.

The IT Hub will focus on data analytics, software development and business analysts in collaboration with central IT MBC Operations in providing IT solutions supporting global Daimler production, supply chain and maintenance systems.

The digitization strategy pursued at Daimler offers new innovation opportunities for enhancing efficiencies, customer benefits and enterprise value.

As a company, MBSA will continue to support the socio-economic development of the region through our manufacturing operations alongside the establishment of new job opportunities, new skills and competencies brought about by the changes in technology and mobility through the IT Hub.

“Mercedes-Benz South Africa has a vested interest in the growth and development of South Africa as a centre of excellence in information technology. As a positive contributor to the economy of the East London region, the establishment of an IT Hub provides us with an opportunity to create more than 90 additional new jobs locally and continue writing our story of manufacturing excellence into the future,” said Tom Cawood, Information Technology Senior Manager at Mercedes-Benz South Africa.

“This investment comes with increased opportunities in skills development, training, and jobs for local people.

“We are incredibly proud that our ability to deliver World Class IT solutions is recognized by our Principles in Daimler AG. These include software solutions such as paperless manufacturing, including IoT connected devices, Digital Shopfloor management and Artificial Intelligence solutions. We have proven our Innovative spirit, ability to deliver fast and our software development is on the newest Architecture platforms. We are ready for this new challenge.”

A two-phased recruitment approach for the MBSA IT Hub will result in the employment of 90 people over a period of two years and will consist of a mix of graduate and professional skills.

Recruitment for the MBSA IT Hub will open end of April and interested qualified IT professionals can access our website via https://www.mercedes-benzsa.co.za/careers/

The establishment of the MBSA IT Hub builds on a recent string of successes and milestones at the MBSA East Plant. In 2018, Mercedes-Benz South Africa announced the investment of R10 billion towards the expansion of East London Plant for the production of the new generation C-Class.

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