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Mercedes-Benz South Africa commercial vehicles set to dominate this year’s NAMPO Harvest Day

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MBSA commercial vehicles offer unrestricted applications to the agricultural industry
Value chain offers a convenient one-stop approach

South Africa’s premier agricultural show, NAMPO Harvest Day, will once again provide the perfect platform to showcase the latest trends, innovations and networking opportunities within the agricultural industry. The annual expo opens its gates from 17 to 20 May 2016 and takes place in Bothaville, Free State.

Mercedes-Benz South Africa’s (MBSA) representation through its various commercial vehicle brands will reiterate the manufacturer’s focus on the agricultural sector. MBSA aims to strongly address every requirement that the sector has, not only through its products, but through its value chain offering as well.

“Those in attendance at this year’s NAMPO Harvest Day will be drawn to the MBSA stands, where all our commercial vehicle brands will be displayed. Through our Mercedes-Benz trucks, FUSO trucks and buses, Freightliner, Western Star and Mercedes-Benz Vans, any and agricultural applications are catered for,” says Kobus van Zyl, Executive Director of Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa.

In an environment of high specialisation, the trucks that MBSA has on offer continue to be the vehicles of choice that offer diverse body customisation, such as drop-side bodies, tankers, tippers and various other attachments. Visitors to the MBSA stands will confirm what the industry already knows: MBSA commercial vehicles have unrestricted applications and they allow operators to function more effectively and efficiently. High loading capacity, fuel-efficiency, impressive towing weight and convenient loading are characteristics that the rugged FUSO FA9, Mercedes-Benz Atego, Axor and Actros, unbreakable Western Star and the ever-efficient long hauler – Freightliner Argosy – are renowned for.

Mercedes-Benz Vans will be showcasing the newly-launched Vito and V-Class, and the multi-purpose Sprinter, offering both workhorse and transportation solutions.

“The agricultural sector benefits from our van model offerings, such as the Mercedes-Benz Vito Mixto, which is a workhorse and people carrier all in one, as well as the luxurious V-Class for those well-earned family holidays. As farmers and others in the industry rely on staff, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter ticks all the right boxes when it comes to moving staff members from one site to another,” said Nicolette Lambrechts, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans Southern Africa.

The unmatched quality of the vans and trucks is also due to MBSA’s value chain offering, including CharterWay, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, FleetBoard and the company’s pre-owned commercial vehicles outlet, TruckStore. This chain ensures that MBSA is a convenient one-stop shop for the agricultural industry.

CharterWay offers its customers mobility and procurement, servicing, and management services of and for commercial vehicles. This range of services is delivered through MBSA’s network of authorised dealers and service points.

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services offers a wide range of vehicle finance solutions, insurance and tailor-made products all designed to accommodate all customers’ financial requirements.

FleetBoard is Daimler’s all-in-one package that assists commercial vehicle operators to optimise efficiencies by offering market-leading and proven telematics services. With information on vehicles and trips instantly available for analysis or further processing, all data can be easily integrated in existing programmes, allowing operators to focus on their core competencies.

In addition, TruckStore is the number one address for the buying and selling of all used commercial vehicles. Farmers and agricultural practitioners can count on reliable quality, advice and a selection from a large pool of used commercial vehicles of all brands, ages and types at the outlet.

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