SALTILLO, MEXICO — Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is celebrating the 100,000th Freightliner to be built at its truck-assembly plant in the North Mexican state of Coahuila. The facility, which opened in 2009, represents an investment of US$300 million. It has an annual production capacity of 30,000 Cascadia units for the Mexican domestic market as well as other Latin American countries plus the U.S. and Canada.
The 100,000th Cascadia was delivered to Grupo Mon-Ro, a national and international freight hauler. The fleet consists of several hundred trucks, almost all of them Freightliners.
“After the first turn of the sod in the year 2007 and the plant opening in 2009, we are proud to celebrate the production milestone of the 100,000th Freightliner Cascadia truck in the Saltillo plant in November this year,” said Martin Daum, Daimler Trucks North America president and CEO. “The Mexico manufacturing location is an integral component of the production network of DTNA in the NAFTA region and Daimler Trucks worldwide.”
The Saltillo location houses the production plant, a logistics center, an administration building, and a training center on a total area of nearly 1.3 million sq ft.
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