1,000 Euro VI Actros were ordered by Lithuanian logistics specialist Girteka Logistics. Stefan Buchner (left), Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, handed over the symbolic key to Mindaugas Raila (right), Chairman of Girteka Logistics, at the Mercedes-Benz Customer Centre in Woerth.
Economical, dynamic, versatile and comfortable – with these characteristics the Actros has become the most successful heavy-duty truck in the world. Since 2011, the newest generation of the Actros is assembled in the Mercedes-Benz Woerth plant and was the first heavy truck to meet the Euro VI emission standard. Since then, thanks to the introduction of the new Actros at the Euro VI emissions level, Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC) and the new engine generation, average fuel consumption has been cut by 13% compared to the time-tested Actros predecessor model. With this, the truck perfectly combines economy and ecology. Mercedes-Benz handed over more than one million Actros over all generations to their customers since launching the first truck in 1996, thereof more than 100.000 vehicles of the current generation.
“We are proud to win Girteka Logistics as a large customer with the biggest fleet order in Eastern Europe for Mercedes-Benz Trucks in its history,” said Stefan Buchner, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks. “We feel honoured by the trust of Girteka Logistics. It clearly shows that our flagship model Actros stays ahead of the tough competition.”
Mindaugas Raila, Chairman of Girteka Logistics, added: “In the year of our 20th anniversary we decided to modernise our fleet by 1,000 new Mercedes-Benz Actros – an important strategic decision for us. The new Actros convinces by its operating performance, safety equipment and reliability.”