Mercedes-Benz trucks to be made in Pakistan

Mercedes-Benz trucks to be made in Pakistan
Visitors gather around car models displayed by Mercedes Benz and Baic Group at their booths during the China Auto Show in Beijing, Sunday, April 29, 2018. The auto show, which opened to the public on Sunday, continues through May 4. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Islamabad:  Pakistani authorities have signed a MoU with Germany-based auto giant Daimler AG for the production of Mercedes-Benz trucks in the country, the media reported.

According to the Memorandum of Understanding, the local assembly of these trucks will mark a major shift in the domestic logistics and transportation industry towards the European manufacturers, reports Dawn news.

Ralf Forcher, Head of Sales for Daimler AG, said: “Pakistan’s infrastructure and construction sectors have regis­tered significant growth in recent years, having a direct effect on the logistics industry as it gives rise to an increased demand for commercial vehicles.”