BENZ BUILDS A BUSINESS CASE
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.