Daimler expands bus business in Latin America

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Daimler is further expanding its bus business in Latin America with a new bus plant in Funza near Bogotá with an installed capacity of 4,000 units per year.

“With our modern bus portfolio featuring BlueTec 5 technology, we are meeting the growing demand of the Colombian market and our neigh-bouring Latin American countries for clean and efficient vehicles”, says Mathias Held, President of Daimler Colombia S.A.

With the new bus plant in Funza, Daimler strengthens its production network for commercial vehicles in Latin America which is managed by Mercedes-Benz do Brasil. They include the three production plants in Brazil located in São Bernardo do Campo, Campinas and Juiz de Fora. The integrated production network also comprises the Argentinian plant in Buenos Aires as well as the new Colombian plant in Funza near Bogotá. With a total of five production sites, Daimler is thus the largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in Latin America.

In the difficult market environment of 2014, the Daimler Buses division was able to secure its leading market position in Latin America with a market share of 48.6 percent and sales of 17,600 units.

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