Largest Eastern European Order for Mercedes-Benz from Lithuanian Logistics Firm
Published On Mar 02, 2016
Mercedes-Benz recently made a landmark deal that is supposedly its largest yet, in the Eastern European region. Girteka Logistics, a transport company based in Lithuania, placed an order with the star brand for a staggering 1,000 units of its acclaimed Actros trucks. The trucks would be specialised to meet the Euro VI norms. The logistics company has shared a close history with Mercedes-Benz, and this deal serves to strengthen the business ties between both corporations. A fair share of the delivery would occur within the coming year.
Stefan Buchner, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, was enthusiastic about the deal. “We are proud to win Girteka Logistics as a large customer with the biggest fleet order in Eastern Europe for Mercedes-Benz Trucks in its history,” he commented. “We feel very honored by this trust, and it clearly shows that our flagship model Actros stays ahead of the tough competition.”
Mercedes-Benz Actros is renowned worldwide for its class leading fuel economy. Major corporations have cited its extra-mileage quality for strong money savings and better business. It is estimated that since the truck hit the market, the average fuel consumption among heavy-duty trucks has fallen by 13 percent. The newly ordered trucks come with the refined OM 471 engine and the Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC) facility, which together work to deliver the best fuel savings.
Aiming to tighten the fuel economy of the models even further, the logistics firm is incorporating them with an advanced telematics system. Known as FleetBoard, the program works to detect avenues through which fuel savings could be made, thereby boosting the mileage of the entire fleet.
Mindaugas Raila, Chairman of Girteka Logistics, said, “In the year of our 20th anniversary we decided to modernize our fleet by 1,000 new Mercedes-Benz Actros – an important strategic decision for us. The new Actros convinces by its operating performance, safety equipment and reliability.”