After the plant opening in 2009, Daimler Trucks North America is now celebrating the production anniversary of the plant in Saltillo in the North Mexican state of Coahuila: The 100,000th heavy-duty long-distance truck type Freightliner Cascadia is proof of the right location decision in favor of the truck plant in Saltillo. The plant, which was built with an investment volume of 300 million US dollars, is part of the international production network of Daimler’s commercial vehicle subsidiary DTNA. Saltillo can accommodate an annual production volume of up to 30,000 Freightliner Cascadia units for the Mexican domestic market and exports to further countries of Latin America, the USA, and Canada.
The Saltillo location houses the production plant, a logistics center, an administration building and a training center on a total area of over 120,000 square meters. DTNA’s production location in northern Mexico offers decisive benefits such as the availability of raw materials, the proximity to suppliers and customers, as well as a good connection to the road and railway network. In addition to Saltillo, Santiago Tianguistenco is the second production location of Daimler Trucks North America in Mexico.
The anniversary truck was delivered to “Grupo Mon-Ro”, a specialist in national and international freight operations. With nearly 100 percent, the customer fleet consists of several hundred Freightliner vehicles.
In 2011 the trucks of the Freightliner brand with the US weight classes 6 to 8 (about 9 to 36 tons of gross vehicle weight) were sold around 86.000 times in the NAFTA region.