Daimler and Kamas Unveil New Truck for Russian Market

Daimler Trucks and the Russian truck manufacturer Kamaz presented another significant step in their partnership at the Comtrans commercial vehicle show in Moscow - their first jointly developed truck. The new Kamaz truck is equipped with Daimler Trucks components which Kamaz has modified for the Russian market.
In addition to the axle joint venture concluded in December 2010, Daimler Trucks and Kamaz will closely collaborate on truck cabs in the future. The two companies have singed a memorandum of understanding on cab production as well. Mercedes-Benz will begin delivering cabs to Kamaz in the second half of 2012. Later on, the cabs will be assembled at the Kamaz production plant in Chelny in the Russian republic of Tatarstan and will subsequently be industrially manufactured at the plant. The new Kamaz truck series featuring components from Daimler Trucks which will go into effect in Russia in 2014, meets the Euro 5 emissions regulations.

“We’re delighted to further expand our cooperation with Kamaz. Russia remains the largest truck market in Europe, with a market volume of 79,000 units over six tons GVW last year and almost 190,000 units forecast for 2020. Together with our partner, we are on the right track to offer state-of-the-art trucks for the Russian market,”
said Andreas Renschler, Daimler Board of Management Member responsible for Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses.

“The launch of another cooperative project, this time for cabs, will further strengthen the strategic partnership between Daimler Trucks and Kamaz. We’re proud to present our new Kamaz truck as early as this year. The vehicle is benefiting from the cooperation with Daimler Trucks and is optimally tailored to the needs of the Russian market,
” Sergey Kogogin, Director General of Kamaz, added.
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