Imperial is the chosen one
WÖRTH, the biggest Mercedes-Benz plant in Germany, chose Imperial Logistics in South Africa from 150 customer as the most worthy client to get its millionth Actros 2646 LS 6X4 truck tractor.
The symbolic key to the three-axle tractor unit was delivered to Mark Lamberti, CEO of Imperial Holdings Limited, by Stefan Buchner: head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, and Kobus van Zyl, executive director of Daimler Trucks and Buses in South Africa.
Imperial, which operates a fleet of over 5 000 vehicles, recently finished a year-long study of 10 trucks on three of South Africa’s busiest delivery routes to see which truck tractor works best on each terrain.
“The Actros is currently the model of choice for all Imperial operations in South Africa. This model, together with the supporting services and telematics system FleetBoard, has been developed to meet and exceed all Imperial Logistics’ requirements,” said Van Zyl.
Lamberti said first-class logistics services need first-class trucks and confirmed that Imperial has for a long time relied on the collaboration with Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
He said one of the reasons Imperial Logistics uses the Actros is how easily the trucks can be customised to suit its various applications. The trucks are also backed up by a professional dealer network intent on ensuring maximum vehicle availability.
Wörth was established in 1963. It produces the Actros, Antos, Arocs, Axor and Atego. The Mercedes-Benz special trucks division vehicles Econic, Unimog and Zetros, also roll from its assembly lines. Up to 470 trucks that have been customised according to customer requirements, leave Wörth each day. — WR.
Imperial Logistics will receive the millionth truck from MercedesBenz’s largest plant in Germany.