For four decades, Mercedes-Benz Trucks and Bakers SA Limited have enjoyed a long-standing partnership, which began when Bakers SA Limited, a privately owned family business bought their first Mercedes-Benz Truck in the early seventies. Since then, the company has become one of the country’s leading independent logistics companies – with Mercedes-Benz Trucks at its core. Bakers are specialists in warehousing, Primary-Secondary, and final mile distribution for dedicated contracts of packaging, fast-moving consumer goods, and WBG (household appliances) across South Africa and into neighboring countries.
A further 43 FUSO Canter Trucks handed over to City Logistics in Durban
Daimler Trucks’ FUSO brand also reports a successful fleet deal in South Africa. City Logistics, a South African company, has a national footprint across all major centers and cross border; Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland. With a customer base predominantly made up of major retailers and distributors, City Logistics offers an array of services in distribution, line haul, advertising, warehousing. In July 2021, Daimler Trucks and Buses Southern Africa cemented its long-standing partnership with City Logistics through a substantial handover of 43 FUSO Canter light-duty trucks. It marks a significant milestone in the expansion of City Logistics’ fleet, which has now doubled the volume of FUSO trucks, taking the total fleet of the company to approximately 1200 vehicles.
Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa at a glance
Established in South Africa approximately 60 years ago, Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa together with its brands provide optimal experience, expertise and attractive products and services to its customers. The Company’s success is based on its strong brands inclusive of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Buses, FUSO Trucks in addition to offering parts and services for Freightliner and Western Star Trucks. It’s comprehensive product range is backed by market-leading value-added services in Fleetboard, TruckStore, TruckTraining, and Daimler Trucks Financial Services. With a Southern African footprint that includes Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Swaziland, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia, the company is headquartered in Pretoria, the capital city of South Africa and all its products are assembled locally in its East London production plant.
The Daimler Truck AG is one of the worldʼs largest commercial vehicle manufacturers, with more than 35 primary locations around the world and approximately 100,000 employees. The company brings together seven vehicle brands under one roof: Mercedes-Benz (light, medium and heavy trucks as well as city, intercity and touring coaches) and Setra (intercity, long-distance and premium coaches) are our traditional European brands; our U.S. brands Freightliner Trucks (trucks in weight classes 5 to 8 for a wide range of commercial vehicle applications), Western Star (heavy trucks for specialized and long-haul transports) and Thomas Built Buses (light to medium-duty buses); and our Asian brands Bharat Benz, based in Chennai, India (trucks in the weight classes 10 to 55 t and medium and heavy-duty buses) and FUSO with its headquarters in Japan (trucks and buses for Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Latin America). This allows the Daimler Truck AG to offer its customers around the globe a broad spectrum of commercial vehicles, ranging from minibuses to heavy-duty trucks for special-purpose transport applications – in short: products and solutions for everyone who keeps the world moving. Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz laid the foundation for the modern transport industry 125 years ago. Over the past decades, Daimlerʼs truck and bus divisions have consistently set standards for the entire transportation industry – in terms of safety, fuel efficiency and driver and passenger comfort. It is now time for the next evolutionary step: emission-free, automated and connected driving. Daimler Trucks & Buses is working to bring these important technologies to high-volume series production, across brands, divisions and regions. In this way the company intends to take a major step closer to realizing its vision of CO2-neutral transport and accident-free driving whilst also contributing to the sustainability of global goods and passenger transport. In 2020, a total of 378,500 trucks and buses were delivered. In 2020 the revenue of the individual areas of business amounted to € 35 billion for the Daimler Truck AG. The adjusted EBIT was € 678 million for the Daimler Truck AG.
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