Mercedes-Benz Trucks and Buses Argentina made a shipment of parts to Brazil with final destination Uruguay. This export of bus racks it was part of a specific action carried out by the local branch.
The components were produced in the Juan Manuel Fangio Industrial Center, located in Virrey del Pino. In this case it was the OH 1721/62 casting, exported to Brazil to be assembled at the Mercedes-Benz plant in San Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, and then bodied in Marcopolo Brazil to later be received in Uruguay by CUTCSA (Uruguayan Company of Transportes Colectivos SA).
The racks were produced in Argentina according to particular specifications requested by Mercedes-Benz Brazil, and the provisions required by the Uruguayan market. Additional parts were also exported, something that also meant an increase in the production of some local suppliers.
“I am honored to announce that, for the first time in the history of the company, we export bus frames produced in our Plant. It is a pride for us that the Argentine work is part of the vehicles that today circulate on the routes of Uruguay. This was a great achievement for our production area since the components had to be adapted for this specific order. We know that the quality and passion that we put into our production are transmitted in palpable results ", he claimed Glaucia Nonato da Silva, Director of Truck and Bus Operations of Mercedes-Benz in Argentina.
Mercedes-Benz has led commercial and personal transport in Argentina for years, so it continues to bet on the country after 70 years of uninterrupted presence. Furthermore, the company is logistically prepared to carry out operations responding to specific requests such as the one described, which mark a milestone in the history of Mercedes-Benz in Argentina.