The international operating logistics company Ekol took over 150 Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units. The handover of five of the trucks – all in the Ekol paint finish and livery design – recently took place in the Customer Centre of Daimler’s Wörth plant, the largest truck plant in Europe. Ahmet Musul, Chairman of Ekol, Levent Demir, General Manager Procurement and Administration of Ekol, and Alecsandru Mucenic, Ekol Country Manager Romania, were presented with the keys at a handover ceremony by Till Oberwörder, Head of Marketing, Sales and Services Mercedes-Benz Trucks. This major truck order is the first which Mercedes-Benz has received from the logistics provider in Europe. Ekol has offices in 13 European countries and plans to open two more in Iran and Slovakia soon.
“Our economical and eco-friendly long-distance haulage vehicles and the close-knit Mercedes-Benz service network in Europe go a long way to supporting the expansion strategy of Ekol Logistics,” remarked Till Oberwörder. “At the same time, it speaks volumes for the success of our transnational customer support. Our Global Key Account Management was able to successfully carry out such a large order together with many different Daimler value-added partners in Turkey, Romania and Germany.”
Logistical operations with powerful and eco-friendly Mercedes-Benz fleet
“The Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks are fuel-efficient and reliable. They keep operating costs low, are extremely environmentally friendly – and they are our preferred choice, as eco-friendliness, performance and cost benefits are characteristic core values of the green logistics that Ekol has championed for many years now,” said Ahmet Musul.
The 150 new trucks are all state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Actros 1842 LsnRL Euro VI Lowliner models with a wheelbase of 3700 mm. Their equipment includes efficient latest-generation OM 471 diesel engines, air suspension at all axles, ESP, Active Brake Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Attention Assist, as well as additional thermal insulation. The StreamSpace L-cab boasts a level floor throughout, resulting in a very spacious interior and unhindered through-cab access. The 150 new tractor units are destined for supplier and intra-factory transport operations for Romania’s automotive industry.