2 million kilometers with MAHLE

Without opening the engine even once, the 2005 Scania R 420 model from Serhat Mete, truck driver in Turkey, has already covered 2.4 million kilometers. This corresponds to a 50 times round-the-world trip. Also on board: series-produced pistons from MAHLE.

Serhat Mete's story with Scania is based on the "European Young Truck Driver" competition which is organized by Scania Global in 2005. Mete wanted to join play-offs in Turkey, but he could not attend because of the age barrier.

Serhat Mete bought the truck in 2005 as a new vehicle and since then has only carried out routine maintenance. "My father was a truck driver, we had other trucks before that," says Mete. "At that time I was studying business administration at Gazi University. I urged my father to buy the new Scania. At first I was co-driver with my father. After finishing my studies, I became a full-time driver. Since we got the truck, only routine maintenance work was done. No one has touched the engine".

From 2005 - 2009 the truck was used for international transports. After that and until today it has been used for the transport of fresh fruit and vegetables as a cold chain transport in domestic traffic.

Mete has already set itself a new goal: "We want to reach the 3 million kilometers without getting problems with the engine".

MPULSE wishes you a good journey at all times!


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