Engling to depart Mercedes-Benz South Africa, Brand to take over

Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) has announced that its CEO and manufacturing executive director, Andreas Engling, will retire on May 1, next year.

Engling has been with Mercedes-Benz since 1987, and with MBSA since 2017.

He is to hand over his duties to Andreas Brand, who is the current head of production and capacity planning within Mercedes-Benz.

Brand joined Mercedes-Benz in 1997 as production engineer.

His international management experience includes stints at the Tuscaloosa plant in the US, and at the MBSA plant in East London.

Thereafter, Brand held various management functions involving planning, production and factory launches.

As of 2010 he led the press and body shop in the Kecskemét plant, in Hungary.

In 2016, he worked in strategic alignment and, in 2018, he was chief production engineer for the compact car platform within Mercedes-Benz.

He has been in his current position as head of programme and capacity planning since the beginning of 2020.