In the context of our strategy of strengthening our core business and with the transformation of the automotive industry, we aim to make good use of the opportunities presented by the global automotive markets. In this context, we always focus on the dynamically changing wishes of our customers. We therefore intend to play a major role in shaping the fundamental technological change taking place in the automotive industry, and to assume a leading role with the development of the future areas of CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared & Services and Electric). This requires substantial investment in innovative products and new technologies, as well as in the expansion of our worldwide production network. I
At December 31, 2018, financial obligations of €4.3 billion exist in connection with future investments in property, plant and equipment.
At Mercedes-Benz Cars, investment in property, plant and equipment of €5.7 billion i
In addition to property, plant and equipment, we also invested in associated companies and joint ventures in the reporting period. Through targeted investments, we strengthened our position especially in the area of mobility services and in the development of a charging infrastructure for electric mobility.
Furthermore, we capitalized development costs of €2.5 billion i
B.28 Investment in property, plant and equipment by division
|In millions of euros||% change|
|in % of revenue||4.5||4.1|
|in % of revenue||6.1||5.1|
|in % of revenue||2.9||2.9|
|in % of revenue||3.4||5.4|
|in % of revenue||3.2||2.1|
|Daimler Financial Services||64||43||+49|
|in % of revenue||0.2||0.2|