Mercedes-Benz trucks make strong sales in China
The sales of Mercedes-Benz in China have been improving giving the company a great stake in the market at present.
Mercedes-Benz Trucks have a great partnership with Zoomlion, a Chinese construction machinery manufacturer. This is what has helped the truck division of Mercedes-Benz perform wonders in the country.
2,500 models delivered
There will be 2,500 Mercedes-Benz 3,341 and 4,141 truck models delivered both companies have stated in a letter of intention. The Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks will be catered so that they can adapt Zoomlion’s modifications to fit concrete pumps within the vehicle. They are expected to be delivered later this year. The trucks themselves will produced at Mercedes-Benz’s truck plant in Wörth, Germany.
China truck sales in 2011
China’s sales of Mercedes-Benz trucks equated to 5,800 in the year 2011. This naturally made the company one of the leaders in the country in terms of export truck sales. It now means that China, the world’s largest automotive market is China’s number six market for Mercedes-Benz trucks.
China’s construction industry experiencing growth
This has a lot to do with the fact that China’s construction industry is experiencing great growth levels at the moment. There was said to be an investment of a staggering €800 billion in order to build brand new urban infrastructures over the next four years.
Increase the market presence
Hubertus Troska, the Chief of Mercedes-Benz trucks across the world released a statement. He said that their relationship with Zoomlion and their recent intentions to build 2,500 new trucks together will prove to be brilliant for the company. His exact words were “We are very delighted that our Chinese business partner chose Mercedes-Benz trucks for its challenging applications in the construction industry. This letter of intent confirms the good image of our Mercedes-Benz trucks and the great capabilities of our young Mercedes-Benz Trucks sales organization in China, which helps us strengthen our market presence,”
Zoomlion Heavy Industry was first established in 1992. They are one of China’s main producers of construction machinery. They are specialists in creating and adapting features for energy, transportation and environmental systems. They produce equipment of an extremely advanced level which many competitors are unable to match in terms of quality and expertise used. They are not just based in China. Their products are sold in over 70 countries. They have a workforce of 30,000 at present.