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Willi Betz GmbH & Co. KG is a large multimodal road haulage and logistics company with operations across Europe. It was founded in 1945 by 17 year old Willi Betz (born 5 December 1927 in Reutlingen) who began by acquiring some former army trucks. In 1951 the first Willi Betz international haulage truck was introduced and by 1953 the fleet had grown to five vehicles, his son Thomas Betz later took over as CEO.

 

The company headquarters are in Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. There are also several subsidiaries in Eastern Europe and many drivers from Bulgaria and Romania are employed by the company, which operates with approximately 8,000 employees worldwide, including about 3000 in Germany and 4500 truck tractor units.

  The company acquired the former Bulgarian state shipping company SOMAT with headquarters in Sofia. The company has offices in 25 countries and in 2008 achieved a turnover of over 1 billion euros. On 17 February 2009 a spokesman of the Management Board announced that a 30-strong management team including Thomas Betz, Andreas Bunz and the current CEO Ulrich Börnstein would be relocating to Switzerland.

The Mercedes-Benz Atego is a range of light rigid truck introduced by Mercedes-Benz in 1997.

Designated 970, it is available in weights of 7.5 to 16 metric tonnes (t) and is powered by a straight 4- or 6-cylinder engine. Originally all straight-engined rigids by Mercedes were marketed as Atego, but from the 2005 facelift Atego models over 18 t were renamed Mercedes-Benz Axor.

The chassis is also used by Unvi to produce 27-41 seat coaches, designated Cimo and Touring, which are custom built in Spain. Cab area and dashboard on the coach conversions are identical to those used in the Atego goods vehicles.




Volvo Trucks
is a global truck manufacturer based in Sweden, owned by Volvo Group - AB Volvo it is the world's second largest heavy-duty truck brand.

The first Volvo truck rolled off the production lines in 1928 and in 2011 Volvo Trucks employed about 19,000 people around the world. With global headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, Volvo manufactures and assembles its trucks in 15 countries. Volvo Trucks produces and sells over 100,000 units annually.

Volvo Trucks sister truck companies in the Volvo Group includes, Renault Trucks, Mack Trucks and UD Trucks (Nissan Diesel Trucks).


The Scania 4-series was truck model range introduced in 1995  by Swedish truck manufacturer Scania. It was the successor of the 3-series and it came in five engine combinations and four chassis types.
  Production of Scania 4-series was stopped after its successors P-series, R-series and T-series were introduced in 2004



MAN Truck & Bus AG (formerly MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG) is the largest subsidiary of the MAN SE corporation and one of the leading international providers of commercial vehicles. Headquartered in Munich, Germany.



MAN Truck & Bus produces trucks in the range from 7.49 to 44 t gvw, heavy goods vehicles up to 250 t road train gvw, bus-chassis, coaches, interurban coaches, and city buses. MAN Truck & Bus also produces diesel and natural-gas engines.

Trucks and buses of the product brand MAN and buses of the product brand NEOPLAN (VIP Class buses) belong to the MAN Nutzfahrzeuge Group.On 1 January 2011, MAN Nutzfahrzeuge (literally: commercial vehicles) was renamed as MAN Truck & Bus to better reflect the company's products on the international market




The Mercedes-Benz Actros is a heavy duty truck introduced by Mercedes-Benz in 1995 It is normally used for long-distance haulage, heavy duty distribution haulage and construction haulage.

It is available in weights starting at 18 tonnes and is powered by a V6 or V8 cylinder diesel engine with turbocharger and intercooler. Daimler Trucks/Lorries launched the version II of the Actros in 2002, and the version III in October 2011.


Iveco, an acronym for Industrial Vehicle Corporation, originally an alliance of European commercial vehicle manufacturers such as Fiat (including OM and Lancia Veicoli Speciali), Unic and Magirus. Iveco is now an Italian truck, bus, and diesel engine manufacturer, based in Turin.
The firm is a subsidiary of Fiat Industrial, having been demerged from the Fiat Group at the start of 2011, and produces around 200,000 commercial vehicles and 460,000 diesel engines annually, and for the year ended 2007 the company had €11,196 million in sales revenues.
 


DAF Trucks
NV is a Dutch truck manufacturing company and a division of PACCAR. Its headquarters and main plant are in Eindhoven. Cabs and axle assemblies are produced at its Westerlo plant in Belgium. Some of the truck models sold with the DAF brand are designed and built by Leyland Trucks at their plant in England.


DAF produced their first truck, the A30, in 1949. This truck was upgraded in the following years. Their first attempt into the international market was a failure, the 2000DO. Their next truck was the 2600, which became a big seller. They also produced a so-called torpedo-front tractor.



DAF produced their first truck, the A30, in 1949. This truck was upgraded in the following years. Their first attempt into the international market was a failure, the 2000DO. Their next truck was the 2600, which became a big seller. They also produced a so-called torpedo-front tractor.





 

 








 
 

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