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Mercedes-Benz May Collaborate With Nissan For Mexico Plant

A Mercedes-Benz assembly plant may be opened in Mexico soon, according to a report from El Financiero, a daily newspaper in Mexico. But the luxury vehicle manufacturer may not open the plant by itself since it is supposedly looking at a possible collaboration with Renault-Nissan. Four-cylinder engines may be jointly-manufactured by the companies and used on a number of car models to reduce expenses. The report also indicated that Mercedes-Benz engines will be used on the luxury Infiniti models of Nissan if these will be manufactured in Mexico. Renault currently offers a number of models in the Mexican market despite not having a strong presence in the North American continent…. Continue Reading »

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Daimler Tweaks Management Culture Based On Study

It seems the all work and no play adage has influenced mighty Daimler AG too. Recognizing that a balance between work and an employee’s life beyond the work impacts on productivity as a whole, Daimler commissioned a study from the department of Occupational and Organizational Psychology at the University of Heidelberg to assess and take advantage of work-life balance opportunities for the company. According to Wilfried Porth, Management Board Member for Human Resources and Labor Relations Director: “Our world of work is facing fundamental changes. More and more employees, both men and women, want fulfillment in their careers while also being able to take care of their children or other… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Pays Record Bonuses To Its Germany Employees

Let it not be said that Mercedes-Benz is in the business of making excellent cars just to fill its company coffers. Owing to excellent sales last year, the Daimler board has decided to give a bonus of 4,100 Euros each to employees of Daimler AG in Germany. Employess entitled to the bonus include workers under collective wage-tariff agreements, apprentices and trainees, students from cooperative state universities and doctoral students. According to Erich Klemm, Chairman of the General Works Council of Daimler AG: “Record earnings can only be achieved as a result of a record performance. For this reason, the General Works Council was in favor of an employee bonus also… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Aims To Increase Production By 13% In 2012

There’s something we mere consumers must not be aware of, as couple of major manufacturers are eyeing double digit increases in production output for the incoming year. First of all, Toyota had announced that it’s increasing manufacturing outputs by 20% for 2012. Then this week, Mercedes announced its intention to increase its own output by 13%. This comes on the heels of record sales for the German manufacturer, and despite the general economic uncertainties that have curbed consumer spending somewhat. Undoubtedly, this confidence in being able to move such an increase in output stems from the fact that Mercedes has done well in new markets such as China and India…. Continue Reading »

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Daimler Chairman Reiterates Mercedes Goals In Letter

In a letter to company employees signed by the Chairman and boards member of Mercedes-Benz, Chairman Zetsche reiterated his goal of having Mercedes become the premier luxury brand by the end of the decade. Said Zetsche in the letter, “The first decade following the 125th birthday of the automobile will bring many changes to our industry. We want to reach the intermediate goal of 1.5 million unit sales for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars as early as 2014 — one year earlier than previously planned. We are very well prepared — and we look forward to working with you to make the next decade a Mercedes decade.” The chairman acknowledged that short-… Continue Reading »

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Lack Of Engineers Threatens Pace Of New Car Development

Despite the sluggishness of some major economies, German car manufacturers are not quite feeling the pinch these days, as sales of the top three car makers are surging in developing markets. To this end, research and development programs are being expanded, but herein lies the snag. It seems that there is a shortage of engineers in Germany itself and this, coupled with an aging workforce, is causing worry for the manufacturers. In fact, 30% of German companies now view the lack of skilled workers as a serious business risk. For car manufacturers, the lack will mean hampering research and development. To this end, Daimler and its rivals are looking to… Continue Reading »

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