Daimler-Kamaz Rus has assembled the 10,000th truck

Daimler-Kamaz Rus has assembled the 10,000th truck

RusAutoNews.Com – The 10,000th Mercedes-Benz automobile has been assembled at the site of the Russian-German JV Daimler Kamaz Rus.

The production of the 10,000th truck is an indicator of the dynamic development of the co-production at the Tatarstan facility and the right choice of partnership – said the Executive Director of Kamaz Yuri Gerasimov: “Together, we managed to make a world famous brand more affordable for Russian clients”.

As one may remember, the German manufacturer Daimler AG became a shareholder of Kamaz in 2008, which was the beginning of a new mutually beneficial strategic partnership between the two automakers. Kamaz and Daimler AG signed an agreement on the establishment of the Mercedes-Benz Trucks Vostok joint venture in 2009 (has been renamed as Daimler Kamaz Rus afterwards), for the purpose of production and sales of Mercedes-Benz trucks.

The assembly of the first truck: Mercedes-Benz Actros 1841 LS was launched in Russia in September 2010. The production line of the joint venture was officially opened in March 2011 in Naberezhnye Chelny. Mercedes-Benz Actros, Axor and Atego models are currently being assembled at the facility, in both standard and individual trim levels, alongside Unimog.