From September 2017 and through into 2018, logistics company KAHMEN TransCargo GmbH will be taking delivery of 70 Mercedes-Benz Actros vehicles as it updates its fleet, made up exclusively of Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
The first seven trucks were handed over this summer to Reimund and Detlev Kahmen, Executive Directors of KAHMEN TransCargo GmbH, by Dr Volker Hüntrup, Head of the Mercedes-Benz Trucks Order Centre. The handover took place in the Customer Centre of the Wörth plant. The order for the 60 Mercedes-Benz Actros 1842 LS tractor units and 10 Actros 2542 LL BDF with fully enclosed swap bodies in KAHMEN company livery was placed with German Mercedes-Benz dealer Beresa OWL GmbH & Co KG in Bielefeld.
High-quality equipment: 70 x safety, comfort and connectivity
In terms of the specification, safety is paramount. All trucks feature the Safety Package, which in addition to Lane Keeping Assist, Proximity Control Assist, Attention Assist and a driver’s airbag, encompasses Active Brake Assist 4 with pedestrian detection. Furthermore, all vehicles have been specified with the new radar-based Sideguard Assist system, which provides the driver with acoustic and visual warnings of any obstacle – either stationary or moving – on the truck’s nearside.
Alongside safety, the key focus for KAHMEN is clearly on the comfort of its drivers: all vehicles are equipped with the anticipatory cruise control system Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC) which, while helping to relieve the strain on the driver, has the added benefit of saving fuel. The BigSpace cab, 2.50 m wide and with a level floor, offers plenty of space as well as ample room for storage.
KAHMEN is also leading the way in terms of digitalisation: for the smooth and transparent operation of its logistics processes the company is depending on digital solutions from Fleetboard. It was therefore crucial right from the start that all 70 trucks should be fitted with the new Truck Data Centre module, thus providing the basis for Mercedes-Benz Uptime: in order to improve vehicle availability further, to bundle maintenance and repair work as practically as possible and to avoid breakdowns, KAHMEN is investing in the networking of the vehicles both with the customer and with Mercedes-Benz Service.
Pictured from left to right: Kai-Uwe Schelt, Sales Manager, Commercial Vehicles, for Beresa OWL GmbH & Co KG, Bielefeld, Detlev Kahmen, Executive Director of KAHMEN TransCargo GmbH, Dr Volker Hüntrup, Head of the Mercedes-Benz Trucks Order Centre, and Reimund Kahmen, Executive Director of KAHMEN TransCargo GmbH.