On Wednesday, the Daimler sales organization Mercedes-Benz Russia SAO opened a new sales and service center in Moscow. A total of €35 million was invested in the new center, which was constructed in just 13 months. Conveniently located on the Moscow Ring highway, the center will offer new and used Mercedes-Benz and Fuso trucks. The site, which includes the training and logistics facilities of Mercedes-Benz Russia, has a total area of 13,000 square meters.

Andreas Renschler, who is responsible for Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses at the Daimler Group, expressed his satisfaction with the construction of the new center. “The new Mercedes-Benz Center will allow us to provide our customers with a service level unlike anything they have seen before,” he said at the official opening of the new Mercedes-Benz sales and service center in Moscow. “Russia is an important growth market for Daimler Trucks. The strategic partnership with Kamaz and the targeted expansion of our presence in Russia will enable us to consolidate our market position and open up further growth opportunities.”

Last year, Daimler Trucks established two joint ventures with the Russian truck manufacturer Kamaz. The joint ventures manufacture and sell Fuso and Mercedes-Benz trucks, and are performing well.

The Fuso Canter truck has been rolling off the assembly line in Kamaz’s production facility in Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia, since April. Production of heavy-duty Mercedes-Benz trucks will also be launched this year in Naberezhnye Chelny, where they will initially be manufactured using SKD assembly. Sales of the Mercedes-Benz trucks commenced in January 2010 via the new company Mercedes-Benz Trucks Vostok.

In February 2010, Daimler Trucks announced that the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) and Daimler Trucks would be increasing their stake in Kamaz to 15 percent in order to further strengthen the strategic partnership between the two companies.

Source: Daimler AG