Daimler Truck opens new location for sales and servicing of trucks and buses in Stuttgart

Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Center in Stuttgart to take over sales and servicing of Mercedes-Benz and FUSO trucks and Mercedes-Benz and Setra buses with immediate effect.

Daimler Truck officially opened the Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Center Stuttgart last Friday in the presence of the Lord Mayor of Stuttgart, Frank Nopper. From the outset, the site has been designed for commercial vehicles powered by battery and fuel cell technology.

Covering an area of around 22,000 square meters, the Stuttgart-Feuerbach site now offers sales and servicing for Mercedes-Benz and FUSO trucks as well as services for Mercedes-Benz and Setra buses. The location will also function as a rental base for CharterWay vehicles.

Stina Fagerman, Head of Marketing, Sales and Services at Mercedes-Benz Trucks said, “Consistent customer orientation is crucial to the success of Mercedes-Benz Trucks. Our own sales organization plays a decisive role in this. Accordingly, the further development of the Group’s own sales network, now also with its own location in Stuttgart, is an important part of our strategy. Over the past twelve months, we have opened four additional Group-owned commercial vehicle centers: in Haan near Wuppertal, Piacenza and Brescia in Italy and Velký Týnec in the Czech Republic. The construction and expansion of further locations is currently being planned. Specifically, this year we want to open three new locations in Paris, Ruda Śląska near Katowice in Poland and Bratislava in Slovakia. A good relationship with the local dealer is one of the most important purchasing criteria for our customers.”

Mirko Sgodda, Head of Marketing, Sales and Customer Services Daimler Buses commented, “The new Mercedes-Benz Stuttgart commercial vehicle center not only marks a significant milestone for Daimler Truck, but also for Daimler Buses. We are particularly pleased about the integration of bus services at the Stuttgart site. Firstly, this strengthens our Europe-wide service network, which is the largest bus-specific service network in Europe, and secondly, we are also setting new standards in the maintenance and repair of vehicles with battery and fuel cell technology. Our aim at Daimler Buses is to provide our customers with the best possible support in the transformation to electromobility. We will achieve this through the close integration of a comprehensive service network, the highest level of expertise in future technologies and holistic concepts for the mobility of tomorrow, which we are implementing with Daimler Buses Solutions GmbH.”

Frank Nopper, Lord Mayor of the City of Stuttgart said, “With its new commercial vehicle center, Daimler Truck is taking a major step towards the mobility of the future. Stuttgart-Feuerbach will become the central location for the operation and servicing of all types of fully electrified commercial vehicles – trucks, refuse vehicles and buses. This means an enormous improvement in quality for climate-friendly commercial vehicles from Daimler Truck with new and modern workplaces at its headquarters in Stuttgart.”

The new-build site has been excellently prepared for the future of transportation right from the start. For example, high-voltage workstations have been set up to be able to service battery-electric models such as the Mercedes-Benz eActros and eEconic trucks, the FUSO eCanter and the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro city bus. In addition, a state-of-the-art, variably adaptable workstation has been created in Stuttgart for working on the roofs of vehicles – on the truck cab or bus roof. This “rooftop workplace” is particularly relevant for the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric city bus, as it carries its batteries on the roof.

At the Feuerbach site, maintenance and repair work on vehicles with hydrogen-based drive technologies was also taken into account from the outset. The workshop has a fully equipped gas workstation with gas sensors and a specific exhaust air system that already meets the requirements for hydrogen. The requirements for discharging hydrogen at what is known as an evaluation station in front of the workshop and the basic refueling required after a workshop visit will be installed by mid-2025. This will make the Stuttgart Commercial Vehicle Center one of the first Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle operations in Germany to meet all the requirements for the repair and maintenance of hydrogen-powered vehicles.