BERLIN -- Daimler is separating its dealer and service networks for Mercedes-Benz cars and commercial vehicles in Europe.
The German automaker is opening centers called TruckWorks throughout Europe to provide service for Mercedes and non-Mercedes commercial trucks.
Hubert Troska, who is in charge of Mercedes' global truck business, said customers will rarely see a Mercedes car in the same sales and service center as one of the brand's trucks in the future.
Mercedes last month opened a truck center in Berlin. It has a restaurant for truckers. The sales office pays for a hotel room for a truck driver if repairs take place at night.
In Germany, there are 80 TruckWorks centers, and the number is expect to reach 100 by year's end.
The plan is expected to be implemented throughout Europe in five years. The networks are already separate in the U.K. and Spain.