December 10th 2021 was the first day of trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as it marks the start of a new era for Daimler Truck. Following the spin-off from Daimler AG, the first day of listing symbolizes Daimler Truck’s embarkment into unrestricted entrepreneurial independence.
• Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa Assembly Plant in East London kick-starts its 60th Anniversary celebrations
• The company announces the launch of the Mercedes-Benz Actros 60th edition range as part of this significant celebration
• The company further unveils the 60th Anniversary badge to be applied on all DTBSA products produced in its renowned Plant in the year 2022
Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa (DTBSA) has been the pinnacle of the commercial vehicle industry for over 60 years, offering market-leading transport solutions and services across the region. The recently announced Daimler AG separation into two purely-play independent companies heralds a new dawn for DTBSA, as it prepares to officially transition into a completely independent and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler Truck AG effective from 1 December 2021. This historic milestone represents the start of a profound reshaping of DTBSA, and with a truck and bus dedicated and customer-centric corporate structure going forward, the company will continue to drive a sustainable transport system to better serve the growing business needs of the Southern Africa market.
A total of 166 new buses will be delivered to Sweden and Norway in 2022-23. Global transport operator Keolis has purchased 114 buses, and mid-sized Norwegian operator Setesdal Bilruter L/L has confirmed its order of 52 units.
In a unique study, Chalmers University of Technology and Volvo Buses have investigated how bus drivers react to an autonomous driver support system that enables buses to dock at bus stops. The results show a high level of acceptance and many benefits, including a better working environment and increased safety.
Mercedes-Benz Buses concludes the historic delivery of 100 buses to Putco Limited with the final handover of the 100th bus!
At an exclusive and intimate ceremony in Sandton – Johannesburg on 27 August 2021, Mercedes-Benz Buses and Putco Limited took another giant step to their extremely successful partnership as they cut the ribbon in celebration of the official handover of the 100th bus.
Copenhagen is the city of royal palaces, brightly coloured houses and the Little Mermaid. And soon, its newest attraction will be 25 MAN Lion’s City 12 E models, which will provide an extra-environmentally friendly means of transport for visitors and residents alike as they travel around the Danish capital.
Andre’ Cilliers in the early 80’s regarded himself as an “Engineer in training”, as a respect to one of his mentors, Dr Raymond Loubser.
In the summer, Volvo’s electric buses will begin operating in the Norwegian town of Bodø. They will be the first to provide scheduled services north of the Arctic circle. At the same time, Volvo is also testing its electric buses in warm climates as part of challenging test programmes in Spain and Mexico, among other places.
They stand out at 18 metres long and with their bright yellow paintwork: in the towns of Liège (Luik/Lüttich), Mons and Nivelles in Wallonia, Belgium, the first of a total of 129 new Mercedes-Benz Citaro G hybrid articulated buses are in operation.