Inspection in Africa.

Inspection in Africa.

On the move with service engineers in Kenya.
Photos: Allan Gichigi

“Flying doctors”.

Africa’s roads can prove too much for even the best of trucks. The Mercedes-Benz Service Camp mobile mechanics have the task of preventing this. Trucks in which five brake cylinders are missing and even the only one still remaining is broken – “flying doctor” Jost Forchner and his team have seen a lot of things in Africa.

The extreme conditions there are punishing for man and materials: scorching heat, roads riddled with potholes ... Matching spare parts? Very hard to find. For truckers that means: improvise!

Jost Forchner, „Flying Doctor“ für Mercedes-Benz Trucks.

Always nearby.

This is where Forchner and his Mercedes-Benz Service Camp colleagues come into play. “Our 12-strong team is always on the move. We stop wherever people need our expertise and the next qualified workshop would take half a day to reach,” Forchner explains.

Collins Karanga is on duty for the Service Camp in Africa.

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