Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa (DTBSA) has recently announced a list of new developments. The first being their new independent status with DTBSA being a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler Truck AG.
They project growth in 2022, despite many factors.
Another new development includes the new Finance division, known as Daimler Truck Financial Services (DTFS). This allows for some freedom in terms of operations for both sides of the business.
The organisation was enabled by this independence to become more competitive and to boost important tech developments. As well as to enhance the businesses current capabilities to adjust to the changing customer needs, which are becoming increasingly diversified.
The restructuring of the business can be seen as a big growth point for DTBSA, which results in a big investment opportunity for the South African Market.
Daimler noted the importance of high staff retention levels and emphasised the effort that was taken in retaining staff during the worst of the pandemic. The goal was to keep staff happy until the business picked up again and by doing this, they would benefit off retaining trained specialised staff that would make them very hard to replace.
Another exciting change that was revealed was the green drive that Daimler was attempting to implement.
The goal of the green drive was to implement the first e-portfolio product, the E-Canter truck. They would achieve this by placing large investments into e-carbonisation.
The business will continue to provide a 100% customised value chain, through construction, long haul, recycling, distribution and waste collection sectors. DTBSA was also noted to be ahead of the South African government with its de-carbonisation programme as the government legislation has not been formulated yet.
“The future is bright and exhilarating, so stay tuned,” announced an enthusiastic DTBSA Vice President: Manufacturing, Gladstone Mtyoko.