Auto-Fasteners are delighted to announce that we have now been approved as direct suppliers to Daimler Trucks, part of the highly prestigious Daimler Group. The Daimler Group comprises Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans and Daimler Buses.
Gottlieb Daimler is widely credited with being one of the founding fathers of the automotive industry. His legacy The Daimler Group is now the 3rd largest and most prestigious global automotive brand. Auto-Fasteners are truly proud to be associated with such an admired and highly respected company.
We will initially be supplying the Detroit Diesel Corporation (now known as ‘Detroit’), which is Daimler Truck’s powertrain manufacturing facility in the USA. There they produce a wide range of truck engines, axles and transmissions for Daimler Truck North America.
The Detroit manufacturing plant covers 280,000 square meters employing a highly skilled team of Detroit Diesel Engine 2,200 people who manufacture more than 400 powerful and precisely engineered engines every single day.
Daimler Trucks North America has a number of prestigious brands as well as Detroit. These include Freightliner Trucks, SelecTrucks, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC), Thomas Built Buses and Western Star Trucks.
Daimler Trucks North America’s history with Daimler traces back to 1981, when the Freightliner Corporation was acquired. Access to the technological and financial strength of Daimler-Benz helped propel Freightliner to leadership of the North American heavy-duty truck market in little over a decade.
Daimler Trucks North America remains integral to the success of Daimler’s worldwide commercial vehicle strategy. Not only serving the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) truck market, one of the largest truck markets in the world. Daimler Trucks has also succeeded in further strengthening its position as the market leader in the USA. In the first ten months of 2015, its market share grew to approximately 40 percent (Class 6-8). They have recently decided to invest $475 million and to create a further 330 new jobs in Detroit.
Daimler Trucks North America brands are also sold in over 35 countries around the world and accounts for a significant portion of Daimler’s heavy- and medium-duty commercial vehicle unit sales and revenues.
Auto-Fasteners have been working tirelessly for many years to gain direct supply with the Daimler Group. We see our approval as testimony to our ongoing investment in quality and service, and our now considerable experience of meeting the specific needs of the global truck industry.
We hope to see our relationship with the Daimler Group expand over coming years as we continue to provide the innovative services now demanded by this world leading company.