Daimler Trucks and Kamaz reached a new level in their technology partnership for the Russian market. A new facility covering 59,600 m2 will be an integral part of the global production network of Mercedes-Benz Trucks and will closely cooperate with the lead plant in Wörth.
A major benefit of the new facility will be the further localization of truck cabins for both Mercedes-Benz and Kamaz trucks, with more than 150 single components already localized at Russian suppliers. The cabins for the latest Mercedes-Benz Actros and Arocs models for the Russian market will be locally manufactured in the new production site. With an investment of 200 Mio €, the new production facility creates up to 700 new jobs, bringing the local work force to more than 1,000 employees. Following best practices exchange among Daimler Trucks global production experts, the new line serves as a lighthouse project to bring Daimler Trucks expertise to the Russian market.
We expect the new plant to also produce the cab of the new Kamaz 54901, a truck which catapults Kamaz well into the 21st century, with a cab which is basically an MP4 Actros cab.