Largest order from Eastern Europe for Mercedes-Benz Trucks in its historyStaff writer ▼ | March 1, 2016
Mercedes-Benz Trucks signed a framework agreement for the delivery of 1,000 Mercedes-Benz Actros with Euro VI engines has been signed with Girteka Logistics, a Lithuanian logistics company.
Trucking Major order of 1,000 Actros by Girteka Logistics
The average fuel consumption of the truck has been cut by 13 percent since its market launch in 2011. All trucks will be equipped with the newest, further optimized generation of the OM 471 heavy-duty engine and Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC).
Compared to the predecessor model, the already low fuel consumption of the diesel engine is further reduced by up to three percent and additionally lowers CO2 emissions.
The PPC assistance system recognizes the topography ahead and engages gear changes in order to optimize fuel efficiency. In doing so, PPC lowers fuel consumption by up to five percent.
“We are proud to win Girteka Logistics as a large customer with the biggest fleet order in Eastern Europe for Mercedes-Benz Trucks in its history”, says Stefan Buchner, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
Mindaugas Raila, Chairman of Girteka Logistics: „In the year of our 20th anniversary we decided to modernize our fleet by 1,000 new Mercedes-Benz Actros – an important strategic decision for us. The new Actros convinces by its operating performance, safety equipment and reliability.“ ■