The cooperation between Mercedes-Benz Trucks and the Chinese construction machinery manufacturer Zoomlion Heavy Industry becomes stronger. On February 25th they signed a letter of intent for the delivery of 2,500 Mercedes-Benz trucks, model 3341 and 4141.
The Actros trucks are to be produced at the truck plant in Wörth, where they will also be adapted to Zoomlion’s special applications for concrete pumps, the company receiving them later this year. Almost 5,800 trucks were sold in China in 2011, making the company the leader among the European competitors in China’s import segment, making the country the 6th largest market for the sale of Mercedes-Benz trucks. Because China’s construction sector is rapidly growing, the country plans to invest 7 trillion RMB (more than €800 billion) in building and expanding urban infrastructures in the following 4 years.
“We are very delighted that our Chinese business partner chose Mercedes-Benz trucks for its challenging applications in the construction industry. This letter of intent confirms the good image of our Mercedes-Benz trucks and the great capabilities of our young Mercedes-Benz Trucks sales organization in China, which helps us strengthen our market presence,” declared Hubertus Troska, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks and the person responsible for Mercedes-Benz Trucks worldwide.