DIMO delivers first brand Mercedes-Benz Actros to LAUGFS
DIMO delivered the first brand new Mercedes-Benz Actros to LAUGFS Gas
paving way for Laufgfs to modernise its existing fleet.
The benchmark of the Laugfs is its appetite to take risks and
boldness in meeting challenges. This has brought in success and the
venture to upgrade its fleet partnering DIMO will emphasize the safety
factor further, DIMO chairman Ranjith Pandithage said. Diesel and Motor
Engineering PLC (DIMO) recently sold the first two vehicles of the
latest Mercedes-Benz Actros Prime Mover to LAUGFS Gas PLC.
LAUGFS Gas chairman W.K.H. Wegapitiya said: "Mercedes-Benz is the
greatest brand that has shown good standards in both product quality and
safety features when it comes to delivery of what it is made for.
"At LAUGFS, we believe that by acquiring its latest prime mover
ACTROS 2636 would add more quality and safety to our existing LPG
delivery chain. I am sure these custom made machines will bring a smile
to all our stake holders".
"We consider this as an important day for both companies where we all
work to achieve one common goal that is quality and safety. We believe
that acquisition of these two ACTROS 2636 - high tech prime movers,
which have been custom built to meet our requirement would strengthen
our LPG down-stream operations", he said.
Mercedes-Benz trucks traditionally have been trailblazers in the area
of safety. The Safety Truck Mercedes-Benz Actros, combines all currently
available assistance and safety systems.
With 'Active Brake Assist' the Safety Truck autonomously initiates
emergency braking if a collision with a vehicle traveling ahead appears
unavoidable. According to expert opinion, the Safety Truck from
Mercedes-Benz is the safest truck in the world at present and
Mercedes-Benz is the only brand that offers trucks with a system such as
the Active Brake Assist. The Mercedes-Benz Actros is a heavy duty truck
initially introduced by Mercedes-Benz in 1995. It is used around the
world for long-distance haulage and heavy duty distribution haulage by
some of the largest organizations. This is proven to be a strong heavy
vehicle with the ability to deliver the lowest operational costs (cost
per kilometer) especially on heavy haulage.
LAUGFS Gas PLC is a public quoted company, synonymous for LPG gas
distribution around the country. LAUGFS Gas has grown from strength to
strength touching lives of Sri Lankans as a subsidiary of LAUGFS
One of their key strategies is to reinforce their position as a
leader in the LPG distribution.
In doing so, they identified their need to strengthen their fleet of
heavy commercial vehicles to cater to the growing consumer needs around
They sought a vehicle which could pull extra heavy loads across long
distances at the lowest operating costs with almost zero off-road time.
And their final choice after comparing all alternatives was for brand
new Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks from the authorized agent, DIMO.
LAUGFS Gas Managing Director Thilak De Silva said "Mercedes-Benz
Trucks are well-positioned where environmental protection is concerned:
diesel engines from Daimler have become efficient, low-emission,
high-tech power plants through continuous development.
The brand with the star is a trustworthy partner to customers and
With "Trucks you can trust" Mercedes-Benz Trucks stands for highest
quality and reliability, especially when it comes to long haulage and