Daimler can look back on a tradition covering more than 130 years – a tradition that goes back to Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, the inventors of the automobile, and features pioneering achievements in automotive engineering. Today, the Daimler Group is a globally leading vehicle manufacturer with an unparalleled range of premium automobiles, trucks, vans and buses. Its product portfolio is rounded out by a range of customized financial services and mobility services. Daimler’s goal is to continue playing a leading role in the development of products and services for the future of mobility. The automotive industry is in the process of a fundamental transformation, and we intend to play a major role in promoting and shaping that change. With our strong core business we are creating the financial foundation for our investments in the future-oriented fields of Connected (connectivity), Autonomous (automated and autonomous driving), Shared & Services (flexible use) and Electric (electric drive systems) – “CASE” for short. Innovations from the future-oriented CASE fields enable us to safeguard the attractiveness and profitability of our core business.
With its strong brands, Daimler is active in nearly all the countries of the world. The company has production facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa. The global networking of its research and development activities as well as its production and sales locations gives Daimler considerable advantages in the international competitive field and also offers additional growth opportunities.
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The products supplied by the Mercedes-Benz Cars division comprise a broad spectrum of premium vehicles of the Mercedes-Benz brand, the Mercedes-AMG high-performance brand and the Mercedes-Maybach luxury brand. These vehicles range from compact models to a highly varied portfolio of off-road vehicles, roadsters, coupes and convertibles, and to the S-Class luxury sedans. The product range is rounded out by the Mercedes me brand and the high-quality small cars of the smart brand. I
As the world’s largest manufacturer of trucks above 6 metric tons gross vehicle weight, Daimler Trucks develops and produces vehicles in a global network under the brands Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Western Star, FUSO and BharatBenz. The division’s 26 production facilities are located in the NAFTA region (14), Europe (7), Asia (3) and South America (2). In China, Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive Co., Ltd. (BFDA), a joint venture with our Chinese partner Beiqi Foton Motor Co., Ltd., has been producing trucks under the Auman brand name sinc
Mercedes-Benz Vans is a global supplier of a complete range of vans and related services. The division’s products range from the Citan small van with a gross vehicle weight of 1.8 metric tons to the Sprinter large van with a gross vehicle weight of up to 5 metric tons. The portfolio of Mercedes-Benz vans in the commercial segment comprises the Sprinter large van, the Vito mid-size van (marketed as the “Metris” in the United States) and the Citan urban delivery van. In the segment for private customers, Mercedes-Benz Vans offers the V-Class full-size MPV and the Marco Polo travel vans and recreational vehicles. With the launch of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class i
The Daimler Buses division with its Mercedes-Benz and Setra brands is the industry leader for buses above 8 metric tons in its most important traditional core markets: the EU 30 region, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico. The division’s product range comprises city and inter-city buses, touring coaches and bus chassis. The largest of the division’s 14 production plants are located in Germany, France, Spain, Turkey, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and, sinc
The Daimler Financial Services division supports the sales of the Daimler Group’s automotive brands in approximately 40 countries. Its product portfolio primarily consists of tailored financing and leasing packages for customers and dealers. It also includes the brokering of insurance and credit cards, the provision of fleet management services and investment products, as well as various mobility services such as car2go - a leading provider of flexible car-sharing services, the moovel mobility platform and the ride-hailing group with the mytaxi, Beat, Clever Taxi and Chauffeur Privé brands. The total number of users of our mobility services increased to 31.0 million i
Daimler is also active in the global automotive industry and related sectors through a broad network of subsidiaries, holdings and partnerships. The statement of investments of