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DTNA Says Planned 2015 Production for DT12 Transmission Already Filled

Joseph Terry/Transport Topics
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Daimler Trucks North America CEO Martin Daum said demand for the manufacturer’s proprietary automated manual transmission has far exceeded its original expectations and has outstripped its current ability to produce it.

DTNA already has booked all of the planned production for its DT12 transmission in 2015, which is nearly five times greater than the 9,000 units it had projected three years ago, Daum said in a press briefing here March 26.

Although the D12 build slots are filled at Daimler’s plant in Gaggenau, Germany, the manufacturer can tap into its international network to have the product built at another Daimler factory, he said.

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