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Daimler and Chinese Truck Manufacturer Foton Celebrate Launch of Joint Venture Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive

The joint venture Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive Co., Ltd. (BFDA) will enable Daimler’s commercial vehicle division to participate extensively in the Chinese market for medium- and heavy-duty trucks In its first full meeting, the Board of Directors (BOD) appoints the Board of Management and sets the course for future development Joint venture is an integral […]

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Mercedes-Benz Unimog receives Off-road Vehicle of the Year 2012 award

Readers of the trade magazine “Off-Road” chose the Unimog as the best cross-country vehicle of the year in the category “special vehicles” Unimog received first place with an outstanding 34,3 % of the readers’ votes Stuttgart/Munich – For the eighth time in succession, the Mercedes-Benz Unimog has been chosen as the best cross-country vehicle of […]

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Daimler Receives Major Order for Fire Trucks

Leading body manufacturer chooses the Actros Delivery of over 600 vehicles Saudi fire department is the end customer Stuttgart – When firefighters in Saudi Arabia respond to an alarm, they do it in a Mercedes-Benz — the perfect vehicle for rescue, firefighting, and recovery operations. The Rosenbauer company of Leonding, Austria, a major Daimler customer […]

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RETAIL CUSTOMERS DRIVE MERCEDES-BENZ UK REGISTRATIONS TO RECORD LEVELS IN JANUARY 2012

Record 4.85 per cent market share for Mercedes-Benz Cars Registrations increase 20 per cent in a flat overall market Private buyer numbers increase 18.6 per cent year-on-year Van and truck registrations increase across the board Milton Keynes. Mercedes-Benz UK has reported record sales figures, according to SMMT’s month-end figures. A fast-start to 2012 has seen […]

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Impressive Mercedes-Benz Atego 917 covers one million kilometres of mountain driving

Truck built in 2001 has already covered more than 1.33 million kilometres on steep mountain roads Engine continues to prove its quality on a daily basis – regular service and maintenance sufficient; no repairs ever necessary Atego 917 sets the benchmark for economy Stuttgart/Lienz (East Tyrol, Austria) – A million kilometres, accumulated in short-radius distribution […]

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Scaffolding trade relies on the Unimog

Versatile U 400 with additional customised implements wins over the trade For over 30 years scaffolding experts Schneider Ltd. have been relying on the Unimog and the top after-sales service provided by its general distributor (GD) Stuttgart/Sonthofen – Using the Unimog in various trades has a long history as its adaptability is a great advantage […]

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Riding high with the Unimog 5000

At more than 2500 metres above sea level, the Mercedes-Benz Unimog carries tourists to the lava field of the Torre del Filosofo Its use on Mount Etna provides renewed evidence of the unique off-road capabilities of this model series Stuttgart/Catania – The Unimog 5000 meets even the most challenging objectives: it is used between May […]

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Unimog U 500 with 4-wheel steering defies heavy snowfall in the Austrian Vorarlberg area

U 500 with 4-wheel steering demonstrated convincing performance in the face of over 10 metres of fresh snow Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks unit offers 4-wheel steering as a factory-fitted technical variant for Unimog, Econic and all municipal and fire-fighting vehicles Vorarlberg highways authority sets the benchmark – best practice example for Andorra

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Unimog to the rescue

Since re-introduction into the Southern African market the Unimog U4000 and U5000 have performed well in demonstrations for a number of industry segments, including mining, forestry, civil engineering and even some private entrepreneurs, who use their Unimog for recreational activities.

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150 Mercedes-Benz Trucks for Delivery of Fresh Citrus Fruits

Best Goods for Turkish Fruit Wholesale Merchant: 150 Mercedes-Benz Trucks for Delivery of Fresh Citrus Fruits Turkish fruit and vegetable wholesaler Cekok Gida orders150 heavy-duty Mercedes-Benz Actros 1844 LS trucks Commercial vehicles with “the star” make up about 90 percent of the company’s fleet of more than 240 units Stuttgart / Istanbul, Turkey – Daimler’s subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Türk has […]

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Daimler Adds 1,200 Positions in Ramp-up of Truck Production in North America

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) to add second shift at Freightliner plant in Cleveland DTNA is benefiting greatly from the strong market rebound Hiring of 1,200 new employees to begin in February 2012 Stuttgart/Cleveland, North Carolina – Daimler Trucks North America today announced the addition of a second shift and plans to ramp up production […]

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Daimler Reveals Its First Truck Made in India

Andreas Renschler, Daimler Board of Management Member responsible for Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses: “Our strategy for the new growth markets is to operate as globally as possible, on the one hand, and as locally as necessary on the other. The new BharatBenz trucks reflect this strategy” BharatBenz to redefine India’s trucking industry New Indian […]

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Daimler Trucks Improves Profitability, Productivity, and Capabilities for Innovation

Highest level of new orders at Daimler Trucks since 2007; roughly 420,000 units ordered between January and November 2011 Extensive capacity utilization at the truck production locations worldwide Daimler Trucks expects to achieve an average return on sales of eight percent across the entire business cycle beginning in 2013 Market growth anticipated around the world […]

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Ten Mercedes-Benz Atego Hybrid trucks handed over to Deutsche Post DHL

Vehicles to be deployed in the mail and freight segments Atego Hybrid is the first series-production hybrid truck in Europe Delivery to customers underway since March 2011 Used by Deutsche Post DHL in fleet trial back in 2010 Stuttgart/Wörth/Bonn – Daimler AG handed over ten Mercedes-Benz Atego BlueTec Hybrid vehicles to DP Fleet GmbH, a […]

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Mercedes Benz Production Anniversary at Daimler in North America 1 000th Natural Gas Truck delivered

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) delivers 1,000th Freightliner Natural Gas Truck DTNA is the first commercial vehicle manufacturer in the NAFTA region to produce natural gas trucks to this extent The delivery of the 1,000th Freightliner natural gas vehicle underlines the acceptance of green technologies by customers of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and makes […]

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Mercedes-Benz South Africa Atego takes the express route

Mercedes-Benz BlueTec in Atego – a first in Southern Africa The Mercedes-Benz Atego brings unprecedented comfort and functionality to distribution operations, and now with Mercedes-Benz’ BlueTec technology, even higher fuel savings.

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Mercedes-Benz Econic 1828 NGT for city logistics applications

Making deliveries with the Econic NGT – the “environmental angel” Mercedes-Benz Econic 1828 NGT for city logistics applications The Mercedes-Benz Econic, the advanced, environmentally friendly, low-floor transport vehicle for municipal transportation, consolidation and short-radius distribution applications, continue to dominate in inner-city areas. The Mercedes-Benz Econic 1828 NGT chassis with eco-friendly natural gas is manufactured at […]

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Mercedes-Benz Bus and Coach Show MOT 2011 in Mannheim

Around 6000 visitors from over 20 countries “125! years of innovation” in the hometown of the inventor of the automobile FleetBoard: fleet management system tailored specifically to buses and coaches Mercedes-Benz Symposium Stuttgart/Mannheim – The biennial in-house show attracts private bus and coach operators and public transport specialists from throughout Europe. Around 6000 visitors from […]

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Making deliveries with the Econic NGT the environmental angel

Mercedes-Benz Econic 1828 NGT for city logistics applications The Mercedes-Benz Econic, the advanced, environmentally friendly, low-floor transport vehicle for municipal transportation, consolidation and short-radius distribution applications, continue to dominate in inner-city areas. The Mercedes-Benz Econic 1828 NGT chassis with eco-friendly natural gas is manufactured at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth.

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Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles star at Johannesburg International Motor Show

In a world where there is such a bewildering choice of products on offer, strong brands act as a beacon to customers.  They help fulfil products and services with characteristics and values that set them apart from the rest of the field.  They make certain promises – and if the promises are kept, they engender […]

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New high-mobility Unimog model range from Mercedes-Benz

New high-mobility Unimog model range U 4000 and U 5000 for fire-fighting, disaster aid, the energy sector and transport High-mobility, torsionally flexible vehicle with state-of-the-art engineering for extreme-terrain operation The new high-mobility Unimog U 4000 and U 5000 model range has been developed for difficult all-terrain operations in areas where roads and tracks are few […]

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Difficulties At Tgrsa Cars

Difficulties At TGRSA

DELMAS, MPUMALANGA – Round 4 of the National Extreme Festival at the Red Star Raceway near the Mpumalanga town of Delmas proved to be a tough day at the office

Breyten Odendaal

5 July, 2022

Van Market Supply Shortages

Van Market In Decline Due To Supply Shortages

Tuesday 5 July, 2022 The UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market declined for the sixth consecutive month in June, falling -23.0% to 26,443 units and rounding off a challenging first half

Breyten Odendaal

5 July, 2022

Car Market Affected By Supply Shortages

Car Market Performance Affected By Supply Shortages

Tuesday 5 July, 2022 UK new car registrations fell -24.3% in June, according to the latest figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The month saw

Breyten Odendaal

5 July, 2022

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