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Daimler Supervisory Board Extends Dr. Dieter Zetsche and Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber 3 More Years

The Supervisory Board of Daimler AG unanimously opted to extend the contract of Dr. Dieter Zetche, currently Daimler AG’s Chairman of the Board of Management as well as the Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. The extension is for three years, all the way through to December 31, 2016. Dr. Dieter Zetche started serving as a member of Daimler AG’s Board of Management on December 16, 1998, and became Chariman starting the first of January in 2006. In addition, Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber, Board of Management Member for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, was also extended for the same duration. “The long-term orientation of the Group’s leadership is an essential factor for… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Awarded by IAHE for Fuel Cell Tech Contributions

We all know how committed Daimler is when it comes to fuel cell technology and other green endeavors. For being a pioneer and leader in the fuel cell field, the company was awarded the Sir William Grove Award 2012 by the International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE). The award was given to the German automaker at the World Hydrogen Energy Conference, which was held in Toronto. This IAHE award is named after Sir William Robert Grove, a British inventor who invented the first fuel cell in 1842, when he combined hydrogen and oxygen in order to produce electrical energy. IAHE recognized Daimler’s continued commitment and focus when it comes to… Continue Reading »

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First quarter profits exceed analyst predictions

The big bosses at Daimler AG weren’t expecting the kind of profits the company would earn in this year’s first quarter. Record sales of Mercedes-Benz cars was able to make up for the brand’s spending on new models and facilities, making things for the company a lot easier and joyful moving forward in 2012. 2.13 billion euros, almost a 4.9-percent growth in profit compared to last year, is enough reason to be joyful. These figures beat average estimates by eight survey analysts. Sales grew by 9.2 percent, making it 27 billions euros for January to March alone. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche was fast in rehighlighting his company’s goals for the… Continue Reading »

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Ten New Models to be Released by 2015

At the Carl-Benz Center in Stuttgart, Mercedes-Benz announced that they will be releasing 10 new models by 2015. This was announced at the annual press conference of Daimler AG. The three star brand’s compact family will have a four-door coupe (C117), a smaller CLS Shooting Brake (X117) and a GLC SUV (X156). In the middle segment, a sports tourer (Vanartig) and C-Class cabriolet are lined up. The upper middle class meanwhile, the Series X118 will be introduced, which is another version of the CLS Shooting Brake. For those wanting an SUV, you might want to save up and wait for the new ML Coupe, based on the ML- C292. And… Continue Reading »

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“Golden Steering Wheel” Award won by M-Class and SLK

Mercedes have won many awards for its different vehicles, but the company has had so much success in the Golden Steering Wheel awards, that in fact, the company has been in the all-time winners’ list. The three star brand has won a total of 21 times. This year, Europe votes the SLK and the M-Class as the best in their categories after more than 260,000 readers of Auto Bild, Bild Am Sonntag and other European publications chose the vehicles. The awards were received by the Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler, Dr. Dieter Zetsche and Board of Managament Member of Daimler, Professor Dr. Thomas Weber. The awards night… Continue Reading »

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Daimler and Rolls Royce Now Hold the Rights of Tognum

The supervisory board of the Tognum, the engine manufacturer is now in the hands of Rolls Royce and Daimler. The two company hold the 98.8% of shares of the company, therefore they now have the power to control the motor manufacturer, with the main person in charge, Andreas Renschler, the head of commercial vehicle division of Daimler. Meanwhile other members of the board are John Paterson, Michael Haidinger and Andrew Heath from Rolls Royce and Stefan Buchner, from Daimler.

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Daimler Announces “Detroit” the New Component Brand in North America

The American Trucking Association started the Management Conference and Exhibition in Dallas, TX on October 15. And in that conference, Daimler Truck North America announced the “Detroit” brand. The Detroit brand, from now on, will be inherent in all powertrain- related truck components. The new diesel engines are complying with the EPA 2010 emissions standard in the US. These engines are DD13, DD15 and DD16 and will have performance from 350 to 600HP. Because of the Daimler BlueTec technology, these engines are the world’s most low-emission and fuel efficient ones.   Andreas Renschler, Daimler AG Board of Management member, said, “We will combine all the components of truck powertrains in… Continue Reading »

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