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Daimler Trucks and Buses China Ltd. (DTBC) Established

To further enhance its commercial vehicle operations in China, Daimler AG has established Daimler Trucks and Buses China Ltd. (DTBC), a new legally independent entity that will be responsible for ensuring that Daimler can supply specific customer needs as far as commercial vehicles are concerned. Hubertus Troska, the Daimler Board of Management member responsible for China, says that this is part of the continuing realignment of Daimler’s business in China. “The new commercial vehicle entity is another milestone for Daimler in China and highlights our long-term commitment to the world’s largest vehicle market, which promises to offer enormous potential in the future as well.” According to Robert Veit, DTBC President… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Dubs Euro VI-Compliant Truck Line the ‘A-Team’

In a recent media article, Mercedes-Benz referred to its new Euro VI-compliant heavy-duty truck line as the ‘A-Team’, which actually started in 2011. After continued refinements and constant development, the three truck models, the Actros, Antos, and Arocs (pictured), are now fully compliant with the emissions standard. That’s something that Daimler and Mercedes-Benz Trucks is counting on to further grow its Europe-leading 23 percent market share in 2012. Whether the ‘A-Team’ refers to the fact that the names of the trucks all start with an ‘A’ or to the fictional group of soldiers of fortune featured in a Mr. T-bannered TV series in the mid-80′s and in a 2010 film… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Trucks Targeting Number 1 Spot

According to new Daimler Trucks boss Wolfgang Bernhard, the division is eyeing the number one spot as far as the trucks industry is concerned. The aim, said Bernhard, is to be at the top “in every way,” in a letter that was sent to the company’s staff, a statement made public via Bloomberg. At the moment, Daimler Trucks is still behind its main rivals Volvo and Scania from a profit standpoint. It posted a 5.5-percent profit margin in 2012, compared to Volvo’s 5.8 percent and Scania’s 14 percent. Before taking over the trucks division on April 1, Bernhard was the head of production and purchasing at Mercedes-Benz Cars. Daimler Trucks… Continue Reading »

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Last Rounds of Extreme Testing for Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz Unimog and Econic

Mercedes-Benz is keen on making sure that the next generation of its Unimog implement carrier and extreme off-roader as well as the new Econic will be able to handle the harshest conditions. The aforementioned vehicles are currently going under the last round of tests such as winter road clearing in Rovaniemi, Finland. The Unimog is meant to handle extreme conditions, from winter operations to tasks done under the scorching sun… such as cleaning up solar panels in Spain. Of course, they are also meant to perform road servicing well no matter what the condition, temperature, altitude, or weather. On the other hand, the Econic is a special vehicle that has… Continue Reading »

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Bauma 2013: Mercedes-Benz Premieres Arocs, Atego, and Citan

Mercedes-Benz was very active at the Bauma International Trade Fair in Munich, with three trucks making their premieres: the Arocs, Atego, and Citan. This marks the completion of the German automaker’s construction offerings, a full-range and custom-designed lineup that will provide solutions for practically any construction application. The 2013 edition marks the 30th year of the trade fair that focuses on machinery, vehicles, and other equipment for construction applications. That makes perfect timing for Mercedes-Benz, which just completed its initiative to field a Euro VI-compliant truck lineup with the new Atego’s debut. The Arocs is all about power and robustness, while the Atego focuses on value and dedication. Of course, both… Continue Reading »

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New Arocs Set To Make Its Public Debut This April

The all-new Arocs line of trucks makes its debut this year. This was revealed last month in the official website of Mercedes-Benz UK. The new line of heavy-duty vehicles is designed to cater to the diverse and ever-changing demands of the construction industry according to the website. Stefan Buchner, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, said that all-purpose are becoming obsolete, that is why they are not offering custom-fit vehicles that can cater to the differing needs of its clients. The line includes dump trucks, tractors, concrete mixers and drop-side chasis vehicles. The outputs of the trucks range from 240hp to 630hp. All of these also meet the emission requirements set by… Continue Reading »

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Retro Classics 2013: Mercedes-Benz to Showcase 14 Classic Construction Vehicles

Mercedes-Benz will be exhibiting 14 classic construction vehicles at the Retro Classics 2013 show, along with a trio of modern dump trucks and a couple of heavy-duty truck models. These trucks will be in the commercial vehicle section of the show, which will run from March 7 through 10 in Stuttgart, Germany. On hand will be the 5.0-tonne spur gear hub drive truck, which was made by Daimler starting in 1908 all the way through 1911. This 35-horsepower truck used the aforementioned drive, whereas Carl Benz was in favor of the chain drive. It embodies the slogan “trucks you can trust” that Gottlieb Daimler promised consumers back then. Also featured… Continue Reading »

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