Mercedes-Benz plans to expand its truck involvement in Turkey and therefore to open up new market segments. It is wanted that Mercedes-Benz Actros to be introduced into the market at the end of 2010 and produced at the Turkish site Aksaray. These vehicles are destined for the domestic market and exported from Turkey.
Mercedes-Benz, with 41.1 percent market share in the segment of the heavy truck market leader in Turkey. It is to Germany and Brazil, the third largest market for the brand.
In Aksaray, Mercedes-Benz builds the models Atego, Axor and Unimog. Extending the Actros production on the Turkish site also secures employment in the largest truck plant in Wörth Mercedes-Benz, as delivered in the first step, the vehicles and parts kits from Germany. Assembly and installation of heavy trucks are then performed in Turkey. The product range will comprise not only the build version of the tractor unit Actros.