A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between national logistic cell (NLC) and German Daimler AG for the production of Mercedes-Benz trucks in Pakistan.
On this occasion Major General Mushtaq Faisla, DG NLC and Zia Ahmed, CEO Pak NLC motors signed the MoU on behalf of NLC and Klaus Fischinger, head of the executive committee and Dr. Ralf Forcher, head of sales at Woerth, Germany signed on behalf of Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks.
The authorized dealer of Daimler AG in Pakistan, Naseem Shaikh, director and general manager of Shahnawaz Ltd and Ahmed Naeem were also present on the occasion.
The local assembly of Mercedes-Benz trucks will be a great shift toward European manufactures in the domestic logistics and transportation industry.
‘It is a historic moment for commercial vehicle industry and also it will modernize Pakistan’s logistics industry along with the state of the art assembly plant in Pakistan’, said Major General Faisal.
Also, he added that the Mercedes-Benz trucks will be offered at competitive prices as the incentive has been provided in Auto Policy 2016-21. This initiative will bring more job opportunities and will also bring qualitative change in local vendor industry.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Ralf Forcher said significant growth in Pakistan’s infrastructure and construction sector has a direct effect on logistic industry and it has increased demand for commercial vehicles.