Michael Kamper took on the new role of UK MD of Mercedes-Benz Trucks when the truck importer restructured its commercial vehicle operation in January 2014. He describes his business as a “microcosm” of the factory in Stuttgart. “I have to raise the funds for the testing, purchasing, the route to market, sales force, in-service support and the remarketing of used vehicles,” Kamper says. “So it is a mirror image effectively, with one big difference – I don’t produce vehicles. But […]
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is about to enter the final stage of its investigation into Mercedes-Benz and five vehicle dealerships over suspected breaches of the Competition Act in the distribution of commercial vehicles. The investigation, launched in 2010, relates to five separate alleged infringements between March 2007 and January 2010, each of them involving two or three dealers, and two of them also involving Mercedes-Benz. Apart from Mercedes UK parent Daimler UK, and ultimate parent Daimler AG, the […]
Liberal Democrat London mayoral candidate Caroline Pidgeon has pledged to continue Boris Johnson’s push for mandatory retrofitting of additional passenger-side windows in HGVs operating in the capital.
O’Donovan Waste Disposal’s latest three Mercedes-Benz Econic units give the North London operator what is believed to be the largest fleet of direct vision skip-loaders in the UK.