In a new three-year contract, Mercedes-Benz Russia SAO, the Russia division of the Daimler-owned German carmaker, has rented 8500m2 in the logistics complex at Leningradsky Terminal from Japanese conglomerate Mitsui & Co.
The company has been based at the nearby Leningradsky prospect building since 2005 and opened a new technical centre there in 2007. It has now leased the space to better serve its 47-strong dealer network.
Deliveries of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Russia in 2008 rose by 9% to a record figure of 16,800 units (2007: 15,300). The company reported the increase as being primarily driven by the high growth rates for the new C-Class, as well as for the M-Class and GL-Class, though the severe drop in the vehicle market since then has deflated that growth.
 Developed by warehouse facility company MLP, Leningradsky Terminal is located on Leningradsky highway (M10), 13 km north-west of the MKAD, Moscow Ring Road and is one the largest logistics projects in Russia.