Daimler Truck begins native manufacturing of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in China


Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive (BFDA), the three way partnership of Daimler Truck Holding AG and Foton Motor, celebrated the primary domestically produced Mercedes-Benz vehicles with an inauguration ceremony at its new state-of-the-art manufacturing web site in Huairou, Beijing. The brand new facility covers an space of greater than 400,000 sq. meters and gives a highly-flexible and scalable manufacturing line following the lean manufacturing precept.


The manufacturing portfolio of BFDA on the new plant in Huairou contains two tractor product traces, each developed primarily based on the flagship mannequin, Mercedes-Benz Actros, from Daimler Truck’s world heavy-duty platform. Because the launch of the primary era of Actros in 1996, greater than 1.5 million models of the mannequin have been offered worldwide.

The localized Mercedes-Benz Actros from BFDA comes with the third-generation OM471 engine, because the benchmark selection for optimized transportation effectivity. The Mercedes-Benz Actros C mannequin is the upgrading selection for patrons with versatile logistics patterns. Each localized product traces are totally engineered based on Mercedes-Benz Vehicles requirements to reliably serve the wants of shoppers in China. Native know-how, worth contribution and provider improvement, mixed with Daimler Truck’s world Analysis & Improvement and manufacturing experience guarantee highest high quality requirements.

Parallel to the locally-produced Actros and Actros C tractor fashions, the import of Mercedes-Benz vehicles to China continues with deal with chassis enterprise for particular functions akin to firefighting, concrete pumps and even leisure autos. As well as, the prevailing Auman model stays as a strong basis for Daimler Truck’s three way partnership BFDA.

Domestically produced Mercedes-Benz Actros and Actros C fashions are anticipated to be prepared for supply to prospects in China in November this 12 months.

BFDA is a 50:50 three way partnership between Daimler Truck and Foton Motor. The corporate produces and distributes Auman-branded heavy-duty vehicles in China, and begins the native manufacturing and distribution of Mercedes-Benz heavy-duty vehicles in 2022 at a devoted Mercedes-Benz Vehicles enterprise unit underneath the three way partnership roof.


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