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Daimler receives order for 2,884 Mercedes-Benz Trucks from Brazil´s Ministry of Agrarian Development


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Stuttgart / São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil / October 21, 2013

Daimler Trucks subsidiary Mercedes-Benz do Brasil has won a truck tender from the Brazilian Ministry of Agrarian Development for the the Mercedes-Benz "Atron", a truck specifically built for the Brazilian market. A total of 2,884 dump trucks have been ordered and will be delivered by year end for use in rural regions of Brazil.

For Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Brazil is an important sales market that has already seen the two millionth Mercedes-Benz truck roll off the assembly line at its São Bernardo do Campo plant in the middle of this year.

Stefan Buchner, head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks Europe and Latin America, said, “With sales of around 27,000 trucks until August of this year, Brazil is the world’s strongest sales market for Mercedes-Benz trucks. Brazil will continue to play an important role for our global growth also in the future.”

President of Mercedes-Benz do Brasil and CEO for Latin America, Philipp Schiemer said: “We are proud that the Brazilian government continues to trust in products with the star. The high quality typical of Mercedes-Benz, the efficient fuel consumption, and the versaility of our Atron model were decisive for this purchase.”

Daimler recently won large orders from four public transport operators in a tender of Brasília’s city government for renewal of the municipal transit bus fleet. The total order includes 2,100 Mercedes-Benz bus chassis, which are to be delivered by December 2013.

Daimler also won several large tenders in 2012. Last October, Mercedes-Benz do Brasil received a government order for over 2,100 Mercedes-Benz trucks and vans for different areas of application. Over 1,700 Atego trucks are in operation by the Brazilian Ministry of Defense, and 400 Sprinters are deployed as ambulances with the Brazilian Ministry of Health.

Mercedes-Benz do Brasil also received an order for 2,600 Mercedes-Benz bus chassis from the Brazilian Ministry of Education in November 2012. The chassis have been assembled as school buses in cooperation with the bus body manufacturer Caio.

About Mercedes-Benz do Brasil

At its plants in São Bernardo do Campo and Juiz de Fora, Daimler AG manufactures trucks, bus chassis and components including engines, transmissions, axles and cabs.


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