Mercedes-Benz Trucks delivers 4% growth in declining market

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has increased registrations by 4% in the first half of 2018.

The company has registered 3,623 trucks to date, gaining a market share of 20.22% in Q2.

According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the total market for new HGVs above 6.0-tonnes was 10,670 in Q2 2018, a fall of 9% year-on-year. So far this year, some 20,455 new trucks have been registered – 7.8% fewer than in the first six months of 2017.

Mike Belk, managing director of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, said: “By putting 3,623 new Mercedes-Benz trucks on the road in the first six months of the year, we continue to buck the downward trend. In pure volume terms, we’re 4% up on our performance over the same period last year, against a market that shrank by 7.8%.

“It’s also a record high for our market share – both for Q2 and for H1. Clearly operators are trusting our brand, and being rewarded with low total costs, increased safety and maximised uptime. Obviously, it’s only half-time, but all our colleagues and our Dealer network are working hard to build on this momentum and ensure that we finish the year as strongly as we have started it.”

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