Mercedes-Benz reaches milestone in Brazil – produces 2.5 million engines since 1956

Muamer Hodzic February 12, 2010

Mercedes-Benz do Brasil has produced a landmark 2.5 million engines at its plant in Sà£o Bernardo do Campo near Sà£o Paulo. Sà£o Bernardo do Campo is the only plant of Daimler Trucks to produce trucks, bus chassis, engines, and other aggregates at the same production site . The engines are also delivered to other Daimler Group sites, such as in Argentina, where they are installed in Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans.

Demand has been growing in Brazil since the middle of last year, and the marketing is recovering. This is also leading to an upswing in the truck and bus business, and many vehicle fleets are currently being replaced. In response to the recovery of the Brazilian commercial vehicle market, Mercedes-Benz do Brasil has been investing for the past several months in increasing its capacity so that it will be prepared to meet the rising demand. Because of this positive development, Mercedes-Benz do Brasil hired 1,200 new employees last year. Mercedes-Benz do Brasil is the largest manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz trucks over six tons GVW outside Germany. Since 1956, when it began its activities in Sao Bernardo do Campo, the company has produced more than 1.2 million trucks and around 540,000 buses.

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