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About Us

Since the invention of the truck and bus over 125 years ago, Daimler has been a pioneer in the commercial vehicle sector and is today one of the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers. Established in South Africa over 60 years ago, Daimler Trucks & Buses together with its brands provide optimal experience, expertise and attractive products and services to its customers. With a Southern African footprint, our success is based on our strong brands inclusive of Mercedes-Benz Trucks and Buses, FUSO Trucks along with Freightliner parts and services. Our comprehensive product range is backed by our value-added services in Fleetboard, TruckTraining, TruckStore and Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. All our products are proudly assembled in our production plant in East London, South Africa


Our Purpose


Our customers ensure that goods and people reach their destinations, that our everyday lives can function and prosperity be created. Studies show that demand for mobility and transport solutions will continue to grow in the future. Furthermore, demand for our customer’s products and services will grow more in the future than they are today or in the past. The driving force for us at Daimler Trucks & Buses is to provide our customers with the best possible mobility solutions for the work they undertake. We provide efficient, safe & reliable vehicles and services to meet their needs. We are always there for our customers - for all who keep Africa moving. That is our mission, it is what drives us and unites us across divisions and brands.

The same applies to the fundamental principles with which we approach our work: We start our work with listening carefully to our customers. We want to understand them. Only in this way can we develop technologies that truly solve problems. We approach our work with the long view. We do not compromise merely to find quick fixes. Sustainable solutions are our goal. And we know that, together, we can reach that goal faster. Teamwork is not lip service for us; we live it everyday. We learn from each other and develop new technologies together - across our brands and divisions


Our Corporate Values
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Our Brands

Mercedes-Benz Trucks

Mercedes-Benz Trucks aims to provide solutions that ensure Low Total Costs, Greater Safety and Maximized Use for truck owners.

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Mercedes-Benz Bus & Coach

Mercedes-Benz Buses is driven by Proven Product Performance, National After-Sales Support & Enhanced Customer Dedication.

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FUSO is underpinned by our core values of Reliability & Quality, Value for Money and Best Service Support.

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Freightliner delivers innovation and reliability, revolutionizing the way you do business. While its history is integral to the brand, Freightliner remains future-focused, always advancing new technologies and leading the industry through innovation. A continuing emphasis on quality through innovation intersects perfectly with our ongoing, technologically inspired, passionate drive to create the best-of-the-best trucks on the road.


Western Star

Western Star is the standard for towing and recovery trucks in South Africa. Western Star Trucks started in 1967. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and manufactured in Canada. In South Africa, Western Star is the standard for towing and recovery trucks.


Value-Added Offerings

Our Leadership

Our Locations

Zwartkop Head Office

Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa is Headquartered in Zwartkop, Pretoria.


East London Manufacturing Facility

Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa assembles Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Buses, as well as FUSO Trucks at the East London plant.


Career Opportunities

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Corporate Social Responsibility

At Daimler Trucks & Buses SA, we are guided by our common purpose statement “For All Who Keep Africa Moving”. It is this very statement that drives us to partner with organizations and initiatives that strive to improve, uplift and empower the communities in which we operate, in addition to ensuring the health and wellbeing of many on and off our roads.

Our Projects

Johnannesburg Pride

Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa in collaboration with the Mercedes-Benz South Africa Group of Companies made a financial contribution to Johannesburg Pride NPC, in support of the organizations’ strong advocacy towards diversity and inclusivity.

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Motus Holdings Technical Training Academy

FUSO donated the Canter Eco Hybrid to the Motus Technical Training Academy to aid in giving first-hand experience for apprentices to work on the latest model of trucks in the Diesel trade.


Trucking Wellness

The Trucking Wellness Programme was launched by the Road Freight Industry in 1999 to create HIV, AIDS and STI awareness amongst long-distance truck drivers.

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FUSO and Shoprite partner up in support of a soup kitchen project

Donation of the Canter FE8 150 truck, to support with the daily supply of meals within impoverished communities. Over 83 000 meals served and over 150 non-profit organizations supported with this truck during the lockdown period.

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Employee Volunteer Programme

The Daimler Trucks & Buses SA Employee Volunteer Programme (EVP), is an in-house programme, focused solely on motivating our employees to continuously serve the communities in which operate we in. This will in-turn keep our people engaged & inspired to make a difference and an impact through various volunteer initiatives.


Product Recalls


For information on all the recalls of products offered by Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa.