April 07, 2014

150,000th Auman branded truck rolls-off production line of BFDA

Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive Co., Ltd. (BFDA), a 50-50 joint-venture between Daimler and Chinese manufacturer Foton Motor, recently celebrated the 150,000th production unit of the companies' jointly produced Auman branded trucks.This production milestone
shows that BFDA is an important pillar within Daimler Trucks' global product and production strategy, with China being an integral element of this.

"As the leading manufacturer of commercial vehicles, being right at home in the world's largest truck market is extremely important for us," said Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Daimler Trucks & Buses. "The production anniversary underlines that Daimler Trucks is successfully under way in China. Together with our local partner Foton, we are going to focus on offering the Chinese customers the best trucks possible for their purposes."

"In a highly regional diversified industry, BFDA's strong figures and market position prove that we are on the right track," noted Hubertus Troska, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for China, and Chairman and CEO of Daimler Greater China. "Backed up by Daimler's full commitment and the trust that our Chinese customers have in our products and services, we will continue to drive BFDA's business into new heights."


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