Daimler’s subsidiary Mercedes-Benz do Brasil has won two major tenders of the Brazilian government for a total of over 2,100 commercial vehicles.
The large-scale orders call for delivery of more than 1,700 Mercedes-Benz Atego trucks and 400 Sprinter vans. Among the decisive criteria for winning the tenders are superior quality, a broad usage profile and low total cost ownership (TCO).
“We are happy that the Brazilian government continues to place trust in our Mercedes-Benz products. Our state-of-the-art technology, convincing quality, and low total cost ownership are attractive purchasing arguments for our customers,” said Jürgen Ziegler, President of Mercedes-Benz do Brasil and CEO for Latin America.
“Once again, we are showing that we are correctly positioned in Latin America with our broad commercial vehicle portfolio,” said Andreas Renschler, Daimler Board of Management member responsible for Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses.
The 2,100 Mercedes-Benz vehicles will be deployed in various areas. More than 1,700 Atego trucks will be delivered to the Brazilian Ministry of Defence, while the 400 Sprinters will be used as ambulance vehicles for the Ministry of Health. Mercedes-Benz do Brasil has already begun the delivery of the vehicles and is expected to complete the government fleet by 2013.