October 21, 2013

Daimler Trucks receives major order for over 2,800 Mercedes-Benz Trucks from Brazil's Ministry of Agrarian Development

Daimler Trucks has scored again with yet another government order in Brazil - The subsidiary, Mercedes-Benz do Brasil, managed to win over
the Brazilian Ministry of Agrarian Development (Ministério do Desenvolvimento Agrário' (MDA)) in a call for tenders with
the Mercedes-Benz Atron, which is specifically built for the market.

A total of 2,884 dump trucks have been ordered and will be delivered to several communities in rural regions of Brazil by the end of the year, starting immediately. The large order is part of an initiative of the Brazilian government, aimed at supporting agricultural family businesses. The initiative is conducted in the framework of the national economic program PAC-2 ('Programa de Aceleração do Crescimento'), which has the goal of stimulating economic growth in the country through investment projects.

For Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Brazil is an important sales market that has already seen the two millionth Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle roll off the line in the São Bernardo do Campo plant in the middle of 2013. "With sales of around 27,000 trucks until August of this year, Brazil is the world's strongest sales market for Mercedes-Benz trucks," said Stefan Buchner, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks Europe and Latin America. "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 added, "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 wide variety of uses of our Mercedes-Benz Atron were decisive for this purchase."


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