Inauguration of Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Hub in Stuttgart Signals Shift Towards Sustainable Mobility

Daimler Truck opens new location for sales and servicing of trucks and buses in Stuttgart: Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Center in Stuttgart to take over sales and servicing of Mercedes-Benz and FUSO trucks and Mercedes-Benz and Setra buses from March 2024. © Daimler Truck AG

(IN BRIEF) Daimler Truck has officially opened the Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Center in Stuttgart, marking a significant milestone in the future of transportation. The state-of-the-art facility, designed for battery and fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles, offers sales, servicing, and rental services for Mercedes-Benz and FUSO trucks, as well as Mercedes-Benz and Setra buses. The center boasts specialized workstations for electric vehicles and hydrogen-based technologies, alongside sustainable features like a photovoltaic system. Strategically located in Stuttgart-Feuerbach, the site ensures convenient access and efficient operations.

(PRESS RELEASE) STUTTGART, 4-Mar-2024 — /EuropaWire/ — Daimler Truck AG (ETR: DTG), one of the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers, proudly announces the grand opening of the Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Center in Stuttgart, a state-of-the-art facility poised to lead the charge in the future of transportation. The inauguration, graced by the esteemed presence of Stuttgart’s Lord Mayor, Frank Nopper, marks a significant leap towards fostering sustainable mobility solutions.

Situated in Stuttgart-Feuerbach, this groundbreaking facility, initiated just over a year and a half ago, is meticulously designed to cater to the needs of commercial vehicles powered by battery and fuel cell technologies.

Encompassing an expansive 22,000 square meters, the Stuttgart-Feuerbach site is now a prime destination for the sales and servicing of Mercedes-Benz and FUSO trucks, alongside comprehensive services for Mercedes-Benz and Setra buses. Furthermore, it serves as a hub for CharterWay vehicle rentals, facilitating seamless mobility solutions.

Stina Fagerman, Head of Marketing, Sales, and Services at Mercedes-Benz Trucks, emphasized the pivotal role of customer-centricity in the success of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, underlining the strategic significance of expanding the Group’s sales network. The addition of the Stuttgart location stands as a testament to this commitment to customer satisfaction. “Consistent customer orientation is crucial to the success of Mercedes-Benz Trucks. Our own sales organization plays a decisive role in this. Accordingly, the further development of the Group’s own sales network, now also with its own location in Stuttgart, is an important part of our strategy. Over the past twelve months, we have opened four additional Group-owned commercial vehicle centers: in Haan near Wuppertal, Piacenza and Brescia in Italy and Velký Týnec in the Czech Republic. The construction and expansion of further locations is currently being planned. Specifically, this year we want to open three new locations in Paris, Ruda Śląska near Katowice in Poland and Bratislava in Slovakia. A good relationship with the local dealer is one of the most important purchasing criteria for our customers.”

Mirko Sgodda, Head of Marketing, Sales, and Customer Services at Daimler Buses, echoed this sentiment, heralding the integration of bus services at the Stuttgart site. This integration not only fortifies the extensive Europe-wide service network but also sets new benchmarks in the maintenance and repair of vehicles featuring advanced battery and fuel cell technologies.  “The new Mercedes-Benz Stuttgart commercial vehicle center not only marks a significant milestone for Daimler Truck, but also for Daimler Buses. We are particularly pleased about the integration of bus services at the Stuttgart site. Firstly, this strengthens our Europe-wide service network, which is the largest bus-specific service network in Europe, and secondly, we are also setting new standards in the maintenance and repair of vehicles with battery and fuel cell technology. Our aim at Daimler Buses is to provide our customers with the best possible support in the transformation to electromobility. We will achieve this through the close integration of a comprehensive service network, the highest level of expertise in future technologies and holistic concepts for the mobility of tomorrow, which we are implementing with Daimler Buses Solutions GmbH.”

Mayor Frank Nopper hailed the new commercial vehicle center as a cornerstone in shaping the future of mobility. With a focus on fully electrified commercial vehicles – including trucks, refuse vehicles, and buses – Stuttgart-Feuerbach emerges as a central hub for sustainable transportation solutions. “With its new commercial vehicle center, Daimler Truck is taking a major step towards the mobility of the future. Stuttgart-Feuerbach will become the central location for the operation and servicing of all types of fully electrified commercial vehicles – trucks, refuse vehicles and buses. This means an enormous improvement in quality for climate-friendly commercial vehicles from Daimler Truck with new and modern workplaces at its headquarters in Stuttgart.”

The facility’s forward-looking design incorporates specialized workstations tailored for battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles. High-voltage workstations are adeptly equipped to service models such as the Mercedes-Benz eActros, FUSO eCanter, and the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro city bus. Additionally, a cutting-edge “rooftop workplace” caters to vehicles like the eCitaro, optimizing maintenance procedures for enhanced efficiency.

Furthermore, the workshop is primed for maintenance and repair work on vehicles with hydrogen-based drive technologies, featuring a fully equipped gas workstation compliant with stringent safety standards.

In line with Daimler Truck’s commitment to sustainability, the site boasts a photovoltaic system for energy supply, aligning with efficient building standards to minimize environmental impact.

Strategically located in the north of Stuttgart, the site offers convenient access to major highways and distribution routes, ensuring seamless connectivity for customers and streamlined operations.

The inauguration of the Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Center in Stuttgart heralds a new era of innovation and sustainability in commercial transportation, reaffirming Daimler Truck’s commitment to pioneering the future of mobility.

Media contacts:

Spokesperson Corporate Communications Mercedes-Benz Trucks and Daimler Buses
+49 176 30912514

Head of Communications Product & Corporate Mercedes-Benz Trucks / Daimler Buses
+49 176 30936446

SOURCE: Daimler Truck AG

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