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10,000th Mercedes-Benz Econic to AWB Cologne


Wörth am Rhein/Köln, Feb 03, 2011

vehicle is a Mercedes-Benz Econic L with low-entry cab, EEV and Faun Rotopress waste body

Reference customer Köln” (AWB) has purchased 130 Mercedes-Benz Econic vehicles in ten and already placed another new for 76 vehicles

The Econic is used with the widest variety of and in a wide range of applications in a low centre of gravity and low entry are for

Wörth am Rhein/Cologne – The Mercedes-Benz the advanced low-floor transport for municipal transportation, consolidation and transportation applications, is continuing on its to success. A shining example of is the 10,000th vehicle which has been handed over to the Köln” (AWB – Waste Enterprise of Cologne), a subsidiary of the services of Cologne. With an and economical OM 906 LA BlueTec diesel meeting the EEV standard, this Econic 2629 L has a power of 210 kW (286 hp) and a fully-automatic Allison as standard.

The confidence which significant reference customer has in the has now also been confirmed a new order for delivery of 76 vehicles, are due to be supplied by 2013. As a result of the Econic will make up than half of AWB’s which comprises some 400

Managing Director of AWB, Winkelhog, listed some of the points of the Econic: “Initially we impressed by the Econic’s low-level and the aluminium finish of the driver’s In the meantime, however, a whole of additional benefits have to light during everyday First of all there is the high of safety for the vehicle crew and also other road the large windscreen and side guarantee optimum all-round and the driver is situated at eye level pedestrians and therefore notices in his field of vision quicker. The transmission allows optimum operation, which is a great in terms of road safety and working procedures when waste containers.

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Michael Dietz, Head of for Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks, is with AWB’s endorsement of the “The tremendous trust the Waste Management Enterprise of has in our Mercedes-Benz Econic is now impressive that in close collaboration relevant customers and associations we opted for the right design. to such pioneering flagship as AWB, today we have a number of satisfied Econic all over the world.”

Econic – a success story

The of the Econic began in 1998. The vehicle design was ahead of its and today’s success of the model is testament to its suitability for a variety of In the meantime, the Mercedes-Benz Econic has come to comprise a complete system with 2, 3 and 4 axles. primarily in the disposal and distribution sectors, the vehicles are equipped environmentally-safe BlueTec diesel or gas meeting the EEV exhaust standard. The is also used widely in cities, both nationally and – whether in Berlin, Hamburg, Paris, Stockholm, Athens, or The design benefits of the Econic are in high demand in Singapore and America. Due to the increasing unit and high customer demand for vehicles with natural engines, in 2009 production was relocated to the Special Vehicles division in Wörth am Rhein.

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