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Mercedes-Benz delivers 500 trucks to Brazilian energy company

Mercedes-Benz begins delivery of 524 off-road 6x4 versions of the Atego and Axor series trucks to Raízen, one of the three biggest Brazilian energy companies, mirroring recent successes in the Gulf

L-R: Ian Dobereiner, director for the agriculture business at Raízen, and Roberto Leoncini, director for truck and bus sales, marketing, parts and service at Mercedes-Benz Brasil.
L-R: Ian Dobereiner, director for the agriculture business at Raízen, and Roberto Leoncini, director for truck and bus sales, marketing, parts and service at Mercedes-Benz Brasil.

Mercedes-Benz has begun the delivery of 524 off-road 6x4 versions of the Atego and Axor series trucks to Raízen, one of the three biggest Brazilian energy companies.

The order will be gradually completed over a series of deliveries through to September 2017, and will be supported by a complete service and maintenance package from Mercedes-Benz Trucks, and equipped with Daimler’s telematics system FleetBoard.

Despite the continuously difficult economic situation and declining commercial vehicle markets in the past years, Mercedes-Benz Trucks strengthened its leading position in Brazil in Q1 2017, and ended March 2017 with a market share of 29.8%.

This larger order mirrors several similar recent successes for Daimler Trucks & Buses in the Gulf region, where it has secured four major orders in just the last four months.

In Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Public Transport Company (SAPTCO) placed an order for 600 Mercedes Benz Citaro buses in May as part of its joint venture to deliver a Bus Rapid Transit system in Riyadh.

The same month, Emirates Motor Company (EMC) delivered 50 Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks to Abu Dhabi’s Transgulf Readymix in what is believed to be one of the largest deals of its kind in the UAE.

In April, EMC also delivered 27 Mercedes-Benz Zetros 6x6 tractor-head trucks to Suhail Al Mazroui Transportation and Heavy Equipment Establishment in Abu Dhabi.

While in March, Dammam’s Al Khaldi Transport Group signed an order for a combination of 540 heavy and medium duty Mercedes-Benz trucks for operation in energy and infrastructure operations.

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