Localised production of Mercedes-Benz Actros begins in China

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 23 Sep 2022


c (BFDA), the joint venture of Daimler Truck and Foton Motor, toay rolled out the first locally produced Mercedes-Benz trucks at its new production site in Huairou, Beijing. With the start of the series-production as scheduled, Daimler Truck is opening a new chapter in China.

Karl Deppen, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler Truck Holding AG, Head of Daimler Truck Asia: “China is the largest heavy-duty truck market in the world and offers significant future growth potential for Daimler Truck. We are very excited to see the first Mercedes-Benz trucks manufactured ‘In China, for China’ now ready to hit the road. With Daimler Truck’s state-of-the-art technology capitalizing on our global platform strategy, we strive to exceed our customers’ expectations in the advanced heavy-duty truck market segment in China.”

 

Two product lines

The production portfolio of BFDA at the new plant in Huairou comprises two tractor product lines, both developed based on the flagship model, Mercedes-Benz Actros, from Daimler Truck’s global heavy-duty platform. Since the launch of the first generation of Actros in 1996, more than 1.5 million units of the model were sold worldwide.

The localized Mercedes-Benz Actros from BFDA comes with the third-generation OM471 engine, as the benchmark choice for optimised transportation efficiency. The Mercedes-Benz Actros C model is the upgrading choice for customers with flexible logistics patterns. Both localized product lines are thoroughly engineered according to Mercedes-Benz Trucks standards.


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