Seven-figure Actros for Imperial Logistics
Imperial Logistics, a long-standing Mercedes-Benz South Africa customer, has taken delivery of a very special arctic white Actros 2646 LS 6×4 truck tractor. It is the one millionth Actros to be produced in Wörth, Germany.
“Mercedes-Benz South Africa has sold Actros trucks to countless customers. We have chosen Imperial Logistics as the most appropriate recipient of the one millionth Actros given the extensive, mutually beneficial business relationship we have developed over a long period,” says Kobus van Zyl, executive director: Daimler Trucks & Buses South Africa.
“We also recognise the leading position Imperial Logistics has as a professional operator, not only in Africa, but across the world.
“We appreciate its unwavering loyalty to the three-pointed star, as this demonstrates that our products are superior when it comes to quality, economy and reliability,” Van Zyl adds.
“First-class logistics services need first-class trucks. Therefore, for many years, we at Imperial have relied on the collaboration with Mercedes-Benz Trucks,” says Mark Lamberti, CEO of Imperial Holdings Limited.
“The Actros is currently the model of choice for all Imperial operations in South Africa. This model, together with the supporting services and telematics system FleetBoard, has been developed to meet and exceed all requirements of Imperial Logistics,” Van Zyl adds.
Wörth is Mercedes-Benz Trucks’s largest plant and was established in 1963. With 11 400 employees, up to 470 Mercedes-Benz trucks leave the plant each day and are sent to customers in over 150 countries. Daimler plans to invest €1 billion (R15,336 billion) for modernisation and expansion of the site by 2020.