BENZ BUILDS A BUSI­NESS CASE

Owner Driver - - Truck Deals -

Coin­cid­ing with the roll­out of its new model range, Mercedes-Benz Trucks has re­duced parts prices by as much as 30 per cent on key items.

“We want to make the busi­ness case for our truck even bet­ter by re­duc­ing the cost of parts,” MercedesBenz Truck and Bus di­rec­tor Michael May says in a re­cent state­ment.

“Our cus­tomers are al­ready telling us about the money they are sav­ing on fuel with our new-gen­er­a­tion truck com­pared to what they have been run­ning.”

Ac­cord­ing to MercedesBenz, engi­neers had run­ning costs firmly in mind dur­ing devel­op­ment of the new gen­er­a­tion truck, com­ing up with sim­pler de­signs for key parts and aim­ing to lengthen the life cy­cle of parts by 20 per cent.

The new en­gine range also of­fers ser­vice in­ter­vals up to 80,000km de­pend­ing on the ap­pli­ca­tion, the state­ment claims.

As part of the ini­tia­tive, Mercedes-Benz is also ex­pand­ing its range of re­man­u­fac­tured parts to more than 3000 items, and im­prov­ing stock lev­els of crit­i­cal parts at its 46 deal­er­ships to minimise down­time. Crit­i­cally, the com­pany adds it is also con­duct­ing more staff train­ing than ever to sup­port the new gen­er­a­tion of Mercedes-Benz trucks.

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