Daimler and Kamaz reveal new truck

At the COMTRANS commercial vehicle show in Moscow, Daimler Trucks and Russian truck manufacturer, Kamaz, revealed their first jointly developed truck. It is equipped with Daimler Trucks components that Kamaz has modified for the Russian market.

The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding regrading their collaboration on truck cabs which will see them continue working together in the future in order to develop the new truck cab. “We're delighted to further expand our cooperation with Kamaz. Russia remains the largest truck market in Europe, with a market volume of 79,000 units over six tons GVW last year and almost 190,000 units forecast for 2020. Together with our partner, we are on the right track to offer state-of-the-art trucks for the Russian market,” said Daimler Board of Management member responsible for Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses, Andreas Renschler.

The new Kamaz trucks will be delivered to the market in the second half of 2012. The cabs will then be assembled at the Kamaz production plant in Chelny in the Russian republic of Tatarstan and will subsequently be industrially manufactured at the plant. The new Kamaz truck series featuring components from Daimler Trucks will come to effect in Russia in 2014, meeting the Euro V emissions standard.

Director General of Kamaz, Sergey Kogogin, commented, “The launch of another cooperative project, this time for cabs, will further strengthen the strategic partnership between Daimler Trucks and Kamaz. We’re proud to present our new Kamaz truck as early as this year. The vehicle is benefiting from the cooperation with Daimler Trucks and is optimally tailored to the needs of the Russian market.”

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