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Mercedes-Benz Museum Draws Large Crowds For 2010

Most major car companies have seen fit to maintain automotive museums to better preserve their historical achievements over the decades. And while most of these museums undoubtedly have something interesting to preserve and show, it is Mercedes-Benz’s cars that are filled with innovation, heritage and a sense of history. It is in the forthcoming year that Mercedes-Benz celebrates Carl Benz’s patent application for his first car 125 years ago. A truly historical event. In 2010, Mercedes-Benz reported that 650,000 entrants visited the museum. Significantly 27 percent were foreigners who recognized Mercedes-Benz as an automotive icon whose products made a significant impact on the world. The museum hosts the entire history… Continue Reading »

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Daimler And Kamaz Sign Axle Deal

German manufacturer Daimler and Kamaz of Russia continue their cozy relationship with the signing of  a new agreement. The signing of an additional Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Russian partner Kamaz has prompted Daimler to quip that the partnership is “all milk and honey” after last week’s signing. In the new deal, Daimler will supply axles for the trucks produced by the Mercedes-Benz Trucks Vostok joint venture. Daimler will also supply axles as well as components for non-drive front axle systems and one- and two-stage rear drive axle systems. This development will follow in the future if all goes according to plan. Daimler Trucks procurement and global powertrain operations manager… Continue Reading »

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Green Entrepreneurs Supported by Mercedes-Benz USA and the Conservation Fund

A key investment was made recently by Mercedes-Benz USA to The Conservation Fund’s ShadeFund program. This program is a new endeavor by The Conservation Fund to provide green entrepreneurs small loans to help their businesses along. The program will tap into the growing trend of making loans to small American businesses and innovators who creatively and responsibly use natural resources to help grow a green economy. The loan funds will come from donated capital. “As an inaugural sponsor of ShadeFund, Mercedes-Benz USA is investing in the spirit of innovation by providing much needed seed capital for companies in emerging green sectors. Together we can create creative conservation solutions that spur… Continue Reading »

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MB India Produces 30,000th Car from Chakan Plant; Eyes Future Investments

As Mercedes-Benz India rolls out unit number 30,000 from its 100-acre Chakan plant, the company reports that it is now looking at an investment of Rs 600 crore into the facility. Here’s some info for perspective: a crore stands for 10,000,000 (yep, that’s ten million spelled out), which means Rs 600 crore is actually 6 billion rupees, or roughly $133 million. That’s a sizeable total investment for the plant right there. The plant’s Paint Shop is said to be targeting operational status by 2012, sometime around the year’s second half. That will give the plant a 20,000-unit capacity that can be converted to 40,000 if such a need ever arises…. Continue Reading »

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Best technicians go head to head in Global TechMasters PC

What happens when you pit two talented individuals in a contest? You get to see what they’re really made of, that’s what. Competition brings out the best out of people. And just when you think they’ve done their very best, they do better. That’s what Global TechMasters PC 2010 is all about. The very best of Mercedes-Benz service employees and technicians will go head to head against each other for this prestigious championship to be crowned the ‘best of the best’ technical team in the world that can work on a Mercedes-Benz vehicle. They’ll be judged based on their skills and talents related to auto repair and maintenance. This year’s… Continue Reading »

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Daimler renames financial arm in the US

What’s in a name? More than you can imagine, apparently, especially when it comes to brands. Daimler’s financial branch in the US, aptly name Daimler Financial Services, will no longer be called as such. The German premium car manufacturer has to decided to do away with the old name and in with the new—Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA. Business partners need not worry as to whether the name change will affect ongoing contracts or operations. Business is usual for the US company, providing financial services for all of Daimler’s operations in the US, namely Mercedes-Benz USA, Smart USA and Daimler Trucks North America. The company wanted to start with a ‘clean… Continue Reading »

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Fast Forward to Tomorrow campaign kicks off

Mercedes-Benz launches yet another company, this time focusing on the company’s achievements in its bid for zero emissions. Running under the slogan “Fast forward to tomorrow”, the company seeks to show through all media channels—TV, online specials and ads—how far they’ve come in achieving their goals. BlueEFFICIENCY, which later developed into various versions such as BlueTEC for diesel engines and BlueDIRECT for petrol engines, is just one of the company’s groundbreaking innovations. These were soon followed by the E-CELL electric drive and F-Cell fuel cell technologies, both of which have reached full production status. Mercedes-Benz is working hard to further develop these technologies to better meet the stricter emissions demands… Continue Reading »

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