Daimler Trucks Partnerships Russia and China

Cooperation with Kamaz Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia

Daimler AG holds 15 percent shares of Kamaz. The 50-50 joint ventures Mercedes-Benz Trucks Vostok and Fuso Kamaz Trucks Rus were merged in 2015 and now operate under the name of DAIMLER KAMAZ RUS (DK RUS). In addition, in 2012 Daimler and Kamaz signed a license agreement for Axor cabs, as well as contracts for the supply of Mercedes-Benz engines and axles to Kamaz. As part of the technology partnership between Daimler and Kamaz, the two companies are jointly building a local cab production facility and forming a procurement partnership within the joint venture DK RUS.

Daimler has had a strategic partnership with Kamaz since 2008. Their joint venture, DAIMLER KAMAZ RUS (DK RUS), manufactures Mercedes-Benz trucks (Actros, Arocs and Unimog) and the FUSO Canter. Buses branded Mercedes-Benz (Conecto, Intouro, Tourismo) and SETRA (TopClass) are also sold.

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Cooperation with Foton Beijing, China

Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive (BFDA) produces and sells Auman trucks. The brand’s portfolio encompasses the EST-A, EST, GTL and ETX, and covers all potential applications for the domestic markets. BFDA has the capacity to produce more than 100,000 trucks per year. In the Beijing city district of Huairou, BFDA built a plant for the production of the Mercedes-Benz 6-cylinder inline engine, which will be used in Auman trucks.

Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive (BFDA)
In 2011 Daimler and Beiqi Foton Motor Co., Ltd. created a 50-50 joint venture for the production of medium and heavy-duty Auman trucks. 

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