About us

Daimler Truck Southern Africa Group of Companies at a glance:

Since the invention of the truck over 125 years ago, Daimler Truck AG has been a pioneer in the commercial vehicle sector and is today one of the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers. Established in South Africa over 60 years ago, Daimler Truck Southern Africa Ltd together with its subsidiaries Daimler Truck Financial Services South Africa (Pty) Ltd and Sandown Motor Holdings (Pty) Ltd provides an optimal experience for our esteemed customers based on a comprehensive products and services portfolio. The Group’s success is based on its leading brands inclusive of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Buses, FUSO Trucks in addition to offering parts and services for Freightliner and Western Star Trucks. Its product range is backed by its market-leading value-added services in Fleetboard, TruckStore, TruckTraining, and Financial Services. With a Southern African footprint that includes South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Eswatini, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Zambia, the company is headquartered in Pretoria, the capital city of South Africa, and all its products are assembled locally in its East London production plant.

Our brands

Our Purpose

Our customers ensure that goods and people reach their destinations, that our everyday lives can function, and prosperity be created. Studies show that demand for mobility and transport solutions will continue to grow in the future.

Furthermore, demand for our customer’s products and services will grow more in the future than they are today or in the past. The driving force for us at Daimler Truck Southern Africa is to provide our customers with the best possible mobility solutions for the work they undertake. We provide efficient, safe & reliable vehicles and services to meet their needs. We are always there for our customers - for all who keep Africa moving. That is our mission, it is what drives us and unites us across divisions and brands.

The same applies to the fundamental principles with which we approach our work: We start our work with listening carefully to our customers. We want to understand them. Only in this way can we develop technologies that truly solve problems. We approach our work with the long view. We do not compromise merely to find quick fixes. Sustainable solutions are our goal. And we know that, together, we can get reach that goal faster. Teamwork is not lip service for us; we live it every day. We learn from each other and develop new technologies together -- across our brands and divisions.

Our Values

Resolute in our quest for diversity and transformation. Passion, Respect, Integrity and Discipline are the values that guide us in everything that we do.

Our Leadership

Our Board of Directors