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Major order: Knettenbrech + Gurdulic receive the first of more than 100 vehicles


Knettenbrech + Gurdulic Service GmbH & Co. KG is one of the top ten waste disposal and recycling companies in Germany

A major order for more than 100 Mercedes-Benz vehicles underscores the success of the company

In mid-January of 2021 the first four Actros and Arocs were handed over at Taunus-Auto in Wiesbaden

Safety systems have the highest priority for the company


Wiesbaden – Typically short routes and as a result frequent starts and stops: waste disposal companies demand extreme robustness from trucks. And adherence to schedules and constant availability – the demands on the recycling and waste disposal sector are immense. That is why Knettenbrech + Gurdulic Service GmbH & Co. KG always places great importance on a top-of-the-range fleet. The latest additions to it are four Mercedes-Benz Actros and Arocs which the company received in mid-January in 2021 as part of a major order for more than 100 Mercedes-Benz trucks.


They were handed over to Bertram Scholtes, Managing Director of the Knettenbrech + Gurdulic Group – one of the top ten waste disposal companies in Germany - and fleet manager Bernd-Uwe Zimmer.  Steffen Gurdulic points out: "We count ourselves lucky that in the second half of 2020 we, as a successful company in the recycling industry, were able to issue the largest vehicle order in the company's history for more than 100 vehicles despite a global economic crisis."


Extensive safety package

The excellent safety equipment from Mercedes-Benz Trucks was a decisive factor. "We want to provide our drivers and all other road users with the best possible protection from accidents. That is why we ordered all the vehicles with a driver airbag, Active Brake Assist 5 with pedestrian recognition and Sideguard Assist wherever possible," says Steffen Gurdulic, Managing Director of the Knettenbrech + Gurdulic Group.

However, depending on the area of operation, there are other safety features too. Trailer Stability Control Assist, Attention Assist and Proximity Control Assist for example. The package is complemented by a reversing camera and a dashcam. The company's founder, Steffen Gurdulic, also has existing vehicles retrofitted with Sideguard Assist as part of the safety philosophy.



Carola Pfeifle, +49 (0)711 17-53551, carola.pfeifle@daimler.com

Ulrike Burkhart, +49 (0) 711 17 58774, ulrike.burkhart@daimler.com


Further information from Mercedes-Benz is available online:
www.media.daimler.com, www.mercedes-benz.com and www.daimler-truck.com