Hubertus Troska, head of Mercedes-Benz trucks, and Cees van Gent, CEO of LEHNKERING GmbH, signed a general agreement for the delivery of 220 Mercedes-Benz trucks and a comprehensive service-leasing package for LEHNKERING’s Road Logisitics & Services Division (RLS) at LEHNKERING’s headquarters in Duisburg.

The general agreement is for four years, ending in 2013. The first Actros truck unit is due to be delivered as early as this October.

Hubertus Troska on the signing: “The logistics service provider LEHNKERING and Mercedes-Benz are linked by more than 60 years of partnership. I am pleased that LEHNKERING has once again chosen our trucks and comprehensive range of services. Both companies have a long tradition that connects us just as much as our customers’ demands for high quality do – demands we also make on ourselves.”

Cees van Gent, CEO of LEHNKERING GmbH: “In Mercedes-Benz, we have a strong partner at our side, where LEHNKERING’s principles and core values concerning quality, environmental responsibility, health, safety and transparency are reflected in the services provided. This step brings us much closer to our goal of realizing our full potential by 2013.”

“We were convinced by Mercedes-Benz’ overall concept. The combination of reliable service, the coverage of service stations, the training and further qualification of our drivers and the possibility of making seasonal and cyclical adjustments to the fleet size are exactly tailored to the needs of LEHNKERING,” said Hans van den Bosch, Managing Director of LEHNKERING Chemical Transport GmbH, part of the group’s Road Logistics & Services Division.

Under the terms of the general agreement, 220 Mercedes-Benz Actros truck units will be built over the next four years at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth and delivered to various LEHNKERING sites in Germany, the Netherlands and Poland. Approximately two-thirds of the trucks will be used for chemical transport and around a third of the trucks for steel. All vehicles are fitted with the TopSafety package complete with every available Mercedes-Benz safety feature including the latest version of the Active Brake Assist system. With BlueTec engines from Mercedes-Benz, the trucks meet both the Euro5 emission guidelines and the voluntary EEV (Enhanced Environmental Friendly Vehicle) standards.

The general agreement also includes the full service package from Mercedes-Benz.

Source: Daimler AG