Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks to Manufacture Over 1,500 Defense Trucks for Canadian Contract

Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks will produce over 1,500 Zetros logistics trucks for a significant order from the Canadian Department of National Defence. The Canadian Armed Forces plan to use these vehicles for off-road transportation of goods and personnel. The project, part of the “Logistics Vehicle Modernization” (LVM) initiative, involves a consortium called “The Power Team,” which includes Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks, Marshall Canada, Soframe, Manac, and General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada (GDLS-Canada).

Franziska Cusumano, Head of Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks, stated, “We are delighted to be working with our four strong partners to equip the Canadian logistics fleet. This contract reflects the level of confidence one of the largest NATO countries has in our partner network – in our experience, reliability, and technical competence. Together, we will supply the right products and provide the best possible in-service support for many years to come.”

The Zetros trucks, known for their off-road capabilities, will be produced in Wörth am Rhein. Marshall Canada will manufacture a variety of interchangeable 10ft and 20ft mission modules for mounting onto the Zetros trucks. Manac will supply different types of trailers, while Soframe will handle the vehicle armor. GDLS-Canada will serve as the prime integrator for this procurement project. Canada will receive over 1,000 light Zetros (two-axle, 4×4 all-wheel drive) and around 500 heavy Zetros (four-axle, 8×8 all-wheel drive) vehicles.

One of the new four-axle, all-wheel drive Zetros 8×8 vehicles for the Canadian Department of National Defence is on display at the Eurosatory trade fair in Paris until June 21st.

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