The American Truck market appears to be in recovery mode with Freightliner announcing a new logistics centre in Cleveland.
Daimler has called back 50 staff that it initially let go due to a reduction in orders earlier in the year but will instead invest $27 million in the new centre which broke ground last week.
The new facility, expected to open in 2019 will consolidate several existing warehouses and make for more efficient transportation of parts to the assembly line.
Daimler also said the center will help create safer and more efficient traffic patterns throughout the plant.
“[Daimler Trucks North America] is committed long-term to doing business in Cleveland, and this is our next step toward continued manufacturing excellence involving end-to-end logistics,” said Henning Bruns, Cleveland truck manufacturing plant manager.