Daimler Trucks and Buses Southern Africa recently handed over an impressive fleet of 90 Mercedes-Benz Actros 2645LS trucks to one of its esteemed customers – Bakers SA Limited. This sizeable purchase adds to Bakers’ current mega fleet of nearly 650 vehicles, which remarkably comprises 100% Mercedes-Benz Truck products. For four decades, Mercedes-Benz Trucks and Bakers SA Limited have enjoyed a long-standing partnership, which began when Bakers SA Limited, a privately owned family business bought their first Mercedes-Benz Truck in the early seventies. Since then, the company has become one of the country’s leading independent logistics companies – with Mercedes-Benz Trucks at its core. Bakers are specialists in warehousing, Primary-Secondary, and final mile distribution for dedicated contracts of packaging, fast-moving consumer goods, and WBG (household appliances) across South Africa and into neighboring countries.
Daimler Trucks’ FUSO brand also reports a successful fleet deal in South Africa. City Logistics, a South African company, has a national footprint across all major centers and cross border; Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland. With a customer base predominantly made up of major retailers and distributors, City Logistics offers an array of services in distribution, line haul, advertising, warehousing. In July 2021, Daimler Trucks and Buses Southern Africa cemented its long-standing partnership with City Logistics through a substantial handover of 43 FUSO Canter light-duty trucks. It marks a significant milestone in the expansion of City Logistics’ fleet, which has now doubled the volume of FUSO trucks, taking the total fleet of the company to approximately 1200 vehicles.
Established in South Africa approximately 60 years ago, Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa together with its brands provide optimal experience, expertise and attractive products and services to its customers. The Company’s success is based on its strong brands inclusive of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Buses, FUSO Trucks in addition to offering parts and services for Freightliner and Western Star Trucks. It’s comprehensive product range is backed by market-leading value-added services in Fleetboard, TruckStore, TruckTraining, and Daimler Trucks Financial Services. With a Southern African footprint that includes Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Swaziland, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia, the company is headquartered in Pretoria, the capital city of South Africa and all its products are assembled locally in its East London production plant.