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Daimler Trucks SA opens new business campus

This campus will offer training, retail and financial services, and above all, is well located and accessible to a large customer base.

Daimler Trucks SA (DTSA) recently opened a new business campus during an event graced by ambassadors, political leaders and directors.

Karin Rådström, member of the board of management of Daimler Trucks AG and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, said, “I am excited to be part of the DTSA headquarters’ inauguration, reaffirming our commitment into one of our strategic markets in Africa. The investment not only underlines our positioning as a global player in the commercial vehicle world, but also shows our keen passion for people and diversity, which South Africa is renowned for. The new headquarter sets the team up properly to serve our customers in this very important market for Daimler Trucks.”

“The new headquarter is a welcoming home for our team in South Africa. The concept of bringing sales and marketing and financial services together under one roof, is taking the right step in our strategy to provide integrated transport solutions for our customers,” said Stephan Unger, member of the board of management of Daimler Trucks AG and head of financial services.

In closing, Michael Dietz, president and CEO of DTSA, concluded, “As a team, we are truly humbled by how far we have come since becoming an independent company on December 1, 2021. This day marks a great beginning for us and I look forward to further creating a great place to work for our employees, while fully catering to our customers and continuously serving all who keep Africa moving.”

The campus covers 11ha and will be host to some 600 employees. Several sustainable features were incorporated in the design of these buildings. All facades and windows are screened to limit solar heat gain while reducing electrical loads. High specification low-E double glazing further ensures low heat gains and losses. The roof slopes to the north to allow for future solar installation and rainwater collection on one facade. Parking bays and roof areas are utilised to generate electricity and reduce reliance on non-renewable sources. Seven-hundred and fifty-two solar panels provide 350kW electricity. This is in line with the commitment to achieve a nett-zero status.

This facility certainly represents the commitment of DTSA to a South African future.

Source: MotorPress

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