Freightliner invades Mexico
Mexico is a country associated with tequila, the sombrero, the taco and the burrito. But now there’s an equally common sighting in the country: Freightliner trucks.
The aforementioned Freightliners are dominating package deliveries around Mexico. In fact, Daimler Trucks has just received an order for 140 Freightliner Business Class M2 and Cascadias.
The first order was placed by new Daimler customer: UNNE Corporate – a logistics company for transport of construction materials and crude oil derivatives. It is now the proud owner of 50 individualised Freightliner Cascadia trucks.
The express and package delivery service and long-time Daimler customer, Estafeta, completed the rest of the order with a purchase of 90 Freightliner trucks. A total of 70 trucks have already been handed over to the company and the rest will follow at the end of the year.
Some 80 percent of Estafeta’s commercial vehicles come from the Daimler Trucks stable.
Noé Paredes, CEO of UNNE Corporate, tells FOCUS that the company wanted to react to market trends and customer requirements at an early stage. “We are working closely with companies such as Daimler Trucks as they share our high quality standards,” he reveals.
“Our goal is to achieve high service quality for a broad spectrum of services,” says Ingo Babrikowski, CEO of Estafeta. “We want to continuously improve our business, and have the latest safety and environment technologies on board. Daimler allows us to achieve this.”
Daimler Trucks has two production plants in Mexico: Santiago Tianguistenco (federal state of Mexico) and Saltillo (federal state of Coahuila).