Lithuanian logistics company Girteka Logistics ordered 1 000 state-of-the-art tractor units with Euro VI engines from Mercedes-Benz. It’s the largest purchase from Eastern Europe for Mercedes-Benz Trucks in its history.
A framework agreement for the delivery of 1,000 Mercedes-Benz Actros with Euro VI engines has been signed earlier this month. The delivery of the trucks to Girteka Logistics has already started.
“We are proud to win Girteka Logistics as a large customer with the biggest fleet order in Eastern Europe for Mercedes-Benz Trucks in its history”, says Stefan Buchner, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks. “We feel honoured by the trust of Girteka Logistics. It clearly shows that our flagship model Actros stays ahead of the tough competition”.
Mindaugas Raila, Chairman of Girteka Logistics: „In the year of our 20th anniversary we decided to modernize our fleet by 1,000 new Mercedes-Benz Actros – an important strategic decision for us. The new Actros convinces by its operating performance, safety equipment and reliability“.
All ordered tractor units for Girteka Logistics are equipped with a level floor BigSpace cab, headroom of 199 centimetres and 890 litres of storage space in order to offer its drivers best working conditions and much freedom of movement on longer tours.
In addition, Girteka Logistics decided on FleetBoard in order to further improve the fuel efficiency of the new trucks. The telematics system collects all vehicle data such as consumption and break related driving style or vehicle wear-and-tear. FleetBoard supports full transparency of the entire fleet and shows further potential of savings.
The average fuel consumption of the Mercedes-Benz Actros has been cut by 13 percent since its market launch in 2011.
All trucks will be equipped with the newest, further optimized generation of the OM 471 heavy-duty engine and Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC). Compared to the predecessor model, the already low fuel consumption of the diesel engine and PPC helps to further reduce fuel consumption as well as lower CO2 emissions.
About Girteka Logistics
Founded in 1996, Girteka Logistics is a major European road carrier with more than 7,100 employees in Europe, Scandinavia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The fleet consists of 2,900 trucks and 3,100 trailers. Company customers range from local producers to big international companies with major regional distribution centres. Since 2012, Girteka Logistics is a reliable logistics partner for Mercedes-Benz in transporting spare parts in Europe.
About Mercedes-Benz Actros
The Actros was the flagship model in the product range of Mercedes-Benz Trucks since its market launch in 1996, and still is – in the year of its 20th anniversary. Economical, dynamic, versatile and comfortable – with these characteristics the Actros has become the most successful heavy-duty truck in the world. Since 2011, the newest generation of the Actros is assembled in the Mercedes-Benz Woerth plant and was the first heavy truck to meet the Euro VI emission standard. Since then, thanks to the introduction of the new Actros at the Euro VI emissions level, Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC) and the new engine generation, average fuel consumption has been cut by 13 percent compared to the time-tested Actros predecessor model. With this, the truck perfectly combines economy and ecology. Mercedes-Benz handed over more than one million Actros over all generations to their customers since launching the first truck in 1996, thereof more than 100,000 vehicles of the current generation.