After thorough assessment, members of the International Truck of The Year jury (IToY), made up of specialized journalists from 23 European countries awarded the Ford Trucks F-Max as the “Truck of the Year 2019”. The ceremony took place during the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 in Hanover, Germany. Chaired by Gianenrico Griffini, the jury gave the annual prize to Haydar Yenigün, Ford Otosan general manager. This company is a joint-venture of Ford Motor Company and Koç Holding, a Turkish industrial conglomerate. “Winning the IToY is very important step toward our future. I would like to thank all of our employees for their efforts in winning this prestigious award,” he said.
Daimler Trucks took the decision to commercialize its Actros and Arocs trucks on more than 40 new African and Middle-Eastern markets. The launch of these machines is an important step forward for the overall growth strategy campaign of Daimler Trucks in these regions. Stefan Buchner, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, explained their « Our Mercedes-Benz trucks Actors and Arocs have proved that they can be relied on.(…) We are now taking our latest Actros and Arocs models to the markets there, with the aim of leveraging the momentum being experienced across these regions. »
In 2017, Daimler sold more than 35000 vehicles under the Mercedes-Benz and Fuso brand names across the Middle East, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, some 20 percent more than in the year before.