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Daimler begins truck production in China

Daimler Truck has begun manufacturing trucks under the Mercedes-Benz brand in China. The first vehicles rolled off the production line on Friday at the plant of the joint venture between Daimler Truck and Foton Motor in Beijing, according to company information. China is the largest market for heavy trucks and offers significant growth potential for Daimler Truck, said Karl Deppen, the Daimler Truck board member responsible for the company’s Asian business. Daimler Truck did not comment on the targeted unit numbers.

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