"MAZ Service Center", the branch of MAZ company in Minsk has started official service of Mercedes-Benz engines. This service was entrusted by the German concern Daimler AG. This was told by representatives of MAZ at a joint event dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the cooperation between the Belarusian manufacturer and the German concern Daimler AG.
The own service center of JSC "MAZ" in Minsk was certified and got the allowance to work with German power units. Concern Daimler AG awarded MAZ the status of service partner for servicing Mercedes-Benz industrial engines., special diagnostic equipment and tools were purchased for the implementation of this task, as well as specialists training in the training center in Naberezhnye Chelny and Minsk.
Previously, Daimler AG entrusted the service of its engines to 10 MAZ stations in Russia. In the future, the same privileges are planned to be extended to service centers in Ukraine.
The Belarusian manufacturer has experience in servicing the components of European manufacturers. In particular, MAZ service center has been repairing ZF units and aggregates since 2015.
"Granting to MAZ service network the possibility of working with Mercedes-Benz engines installed at MAZ vehicles raises the quality of trucks service in Belarus and Russia. Our specialists can now officially service German engines installed on MAZ trucks and buses. This, in its turn, positively influences the attractiveness of Belarusian vehicles for buyers," was explained by MAZ.
Minsk Automobile Plant equips fifth-wheel trucks, dump trucks, buses and medium-tonnage trucks with Mercedes-Benz engines. Belarusian vehicles are powered by engines of four classes with a capacity from 256 to 476 "horses". More than 19,000 trucks and MAZ buses with Mercedes-Benz engines were produced for 20 years period.
For the event of the 20th anniversary of cooperation between Minsk Automobile Plant and Daimler AG concern, a large-scale test drive of Belarusian vehicles equipped with Mercedes-Benz engines was held at the National Test Area. The event was attended by consumers, key customers of Minsk Automobile Plant, representatives of transport organizations, as well as the Ministry of Transport, MAZ general managers, commercial and technical specialists, service specialists of the plant, and Daimler AG general managers. Everyone was able to test modern road trains, dump trucks and buses personally.