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MAN get a large-scale order from Austria

Logistics provider Quehenberger purchases 500 MAN TGX trucks

Salzburg-based company Quehenberger Logistics has ordered 500 highly-equipped MAN TGX trucks to renew its fleet with
Salzburg-based company Quehenberger Logistics has ordered 500 highly-equipped MAN TGX trucks to renew its fleet with

Salzburg-based company Quehenberger Logistics has decided to renew its fleet with MAN long-distance trucks. Pursuant to the framework agreement, 500 highly equipped TGX trucks in three versions (tractor units with a combination of leaf springs and air suspension, tractor units with full air suspension and 3-axle vehicles with container swap body) will be delivered upon request in business years 2016 and 2017.

"The link between Quehenberger and MAN is history. This is because, just like Quehenberger, MAN is a company with long tradition, too. We appreciate this continuity and the quality of MAN vehicles" – the owners of Quehenberger Logistics, CEO Christian Fürstaller and CFO Rodolphe Schoettel reply when asked about the reason for their choosing the Munich-based company.

Rudolf Ebner, Geschäftsführer der TRS Truck Rent and Sale, Rodolphe Schoettel, Chief Financial Officer, und Christian Fürstaller, Chief Executive Officer  (v.l.n.r.)
Rudolf Ebner, Geschäftsführer der TRS Truck Rent and Sale, Rodolphe Schoettel, Chief Financial Officer, und Christian Fürstaller, Chief Executive Officer (v.l.n.r.)

All vehicles are equipped to run on biodiesel. To minimise fuel consumption, many components of the EfficientLine models have been adopted, such as the Aero package with spoilers to improve aerodynamics as well as Air Pressure Management (an air compressor that can be disabled). Apart from these, a comprehensive safety package is also crucial for Quehenberger who therefore ordered cruise control with automatic distance control (ACC), lane assist (LGS) and brake assist (EBA) for all vehicles.

The vehicles will be run on an operating lease scheme which thus encompasses a maintenance contract and a return agreement as well. Duration of use is 36 months with 150,000 km a year.

Quehenberger Logistics is an international expert for transport management, network and contract logistics, based on its own comprehensive general cargo network in Austria as well as numerous other facilities in Eastern and Southeast Europe. With a total of more than 2,600 employees, Quehenberger Logistics offer a wide range of transport and logistics services.

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