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Laverton Mercedes-Benz Trucks

125 Years of Trucks

Your trusted partner for the last 125 years, and the next.

Trucks have come a long way since we debuted the first one in 1896, but one thing has remained constant - our commitment to making the world's best commercial vehicles. We've led the way for 125 years, and we're in it for the long haul.

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Our five guiding principles


The world is changing, in every conceivable way, moment to moment.

At Mercedes-Benz we embrace change, because to us it means progress. And since creating, innovating and growing is in our DNA, we're at the forefront of changing the world for the better.

It's a mission that began when we released the first production truck 125 years ago, and ever since we've been doing all we can to elevate driving to an unprecedented level. Today, our Actros truck sets the standards in the industry.

But we're just getting started. We've already got our sights set on advances and innovation far off on the horizon. After all, we're pioneers.

For all our inherent urge to innovate though, there's one thing that never changes. Our commitment to keep make the finest vehicles in the world.


At Mercedes-Benz, we firmly believe that there is nothing more important in business than honouring partnerships. After all, it's only with strong connections we can all move forward together.

It's been our ethos right from the beginning, when Gottlieb Daimler put his early trucks to the test in a brick factory to ensure they met his customers' expectations before releasing them in the wider market. Then as now, we'll always be by your side to make sure your company overtakes the competition.

We'll use our experience and foresight to offer you reliability, flexibility, reassurance and innovation. No matter how big or small the decision, we'll be there to advise and support you. We'll help develop your full potential with training activities, and work with you to create customised solutions that are tailored to your market and centred on your success.


If you can focus in the fog, stay grounded on the slipperiest roads, and keep your cool when the sun's beating down, then you're driving with passion.

It takes more than just driving experience, good route planning and a feel for the wheel. More than anything, you need energy, desire and drive.

The same qualities that make a good truck driver make a good truck manufacturer. A burning need to overcome challenges, exceed expectations, and be the best.

Mercedes-Benz shares the same passion for the road that drives you forward. The heart of our trucks isn't just what's under the bonnet – it's beating right there on the driver's seat too. We've been on the road together for 125 years, and the journey is nowhere near its end. Together, we're just getting started.


With each truck that leaves our factory, we take on responsibilities. Not just for our vehicle, or our drivers and other road users, but for the planet too.

That's why we're going the extra mile to make everything we do more sustainable. We're committed to creating a carbon-neutral future by leading the way with cleaner, greener technologies that benefit the planet and all of us who call it home. From hydrogen power to all-electric, we're pioneering the next generation of transportation.

There's a long way to go and it won't be easy, but we firmly believe that challenging ourselves is the only way to achieve the impossible. Because whether it's safety, economic efficiency or sustainability, success is measured in goals, not figures. It's just another way we've been caring about what keeps us moving for 125 years now.


Being on the road with your truck means more than just hearing the noise of an engine. More than moving a load and meeting a deadline. More than merely getting from A to B.

Being on the road is a feeling. You climb aboard. Sit down. Strap in. And drive with conviction, knowing you can count on your Mercedes-Benz to get you where you're going and do everything you need along the way.

That's why, from the start, one guiding principle has been central to what we do – trust. We earned it right from when we developed the first engine-driven delivery truck in 1896. And we've kept earning it ever since, right up to the introduction of the Actos 100 years later, and beyond.

Today, a new age is about to dawn, with a new generation of Mercedes-Benz trucks set to revolutionise how reliability can combine with sustainability. Throughout these 125 years, the feeling of driving one of our trucks has never changed. You breathe in, set out and power through, day in and day out.

Your faith in us is what drives us forward, and we thank you for it.

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