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Possible CEO Candidate of Daimler Leaves

According to the people within Daimler, board member Andreas Renschler is considered as a possible CEO candidate of Daimler to succeed Dr. Dieter Zetsche when his contract ends on 2016. So, it came as a shock to the company when the announcement of his resignation came. Renschler’s Departure is a Huge Loss for Daimler The 55-year old senior board member of the giant car and truck manufacturer has a good reputation within the company as he took charge f the manufacturing operations and procurement of Mercedes-Benz in April 2013 and he also spearheaded the global market expansion of Daimler trucks. His other key responsibilities include managing the establishment of plants for… Continue Reading »


Daimler Group Posts Better-than-expected Q2 EBIT

The Daimler Group, which owns Mercedes-Benz Cars, posted Q2 2013 EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes) better than its internal forecasts, indicating solid earnings in the quarter and that things are proceeding in line with the group’s projections for its 2013 EBIT. All in all, the Group posted €29.7 billion (around $38.79 billion) in revenue, which leads to Group EBIT of €5.2 billion (around $6.79 billion). Much of that revenue is accounted for by Mercedes-Benz Cars, with €16.3 billion. Daimler Trucks comes in at €8 billion, while Mercedes-Benz Vans’ total is at €2.4 billion. Daimler Buses managed €0.9 billion, and the Daimler Financial Services division took in €3.5 billion. Take note, though, that the figures are yet… Continue Reading »


Dr. Bernhard Upbeat After First 90 Days as Commercial Vehicles Head

Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, the Daimler Board of Management member who is in charge of the commercial vehicles division, was positive when he assessed his first 90 days on the job. This was the sentiment at a press event held at the Worth plant of Mercedes-Benz. The past three months have been marked by some excellent initiatives that saw Daimler Trucks maneuver into a position where it’s poised for global leadership. The product range has been fully realized, and there’s still a bright future ahead for the Trucks division. According to the commercial vehicles chief, current programs will be continued systematically, and this should sustain the moment of the division going… Continue Reading »


Daimler Trucks Asia Ship First India-made FUSO Units, On Pace for ‘Asia Business Model’ Targets

It looks like Daimler Trucks is successfully implementing its ‘Asia Business Model’ plan, as the Mitsubishi Fuso Truck  and Bus Corporation and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles are on pace to achieve its joint target of 290,000 units in sales by 2020. This is evidenced by the start of exports for new ‘Made in India’ FUSO trucks, which share the same platform as the BharatBenz trucks. Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, Daimler AG board member in charge of the trucks and buses divisions, spoke of the two companies’ strengths and how they help keep the business plan in the region on the right track. “In May we announced the start of production for… Continue Reading »


Daimler Trucks and Buses Chief Becomes ACEA CV Board Chairman

Daimler Board member in charge of Trucks and Buses, Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, has just been elected as the chairman of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA)’s Commercial Vehicle Board. According to Dr. Bernhard, the success and sustainability of commercial vehicle manufacturers depends on their ability to “jointly articulate and address our industry’s developments, progress, and demands, and make them known to political decision-makers.” That was part of the statement he gave at the last board meeting. Dr. Bernhard takes over from Andreas Renschler, who started his chairman stint back in January this year. The chairman post rotates among the members, and one is elected each year. There are more Europe-wide… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz do Brasil Reaches 2-Million-Unit Milestone for Commercial Vehicle Production

Mercedes-Benz do Brasil has just completed its two-millionth locally-made commercial vehicle, a milestone achieved in 57 years. That figure is comprised of some 1.4 million trucks along with 600,000 buses and chassis. According to Mercedes-Benz Trucks Europe and Latin America chief Stefan Buchner, Daimler Trucks’ operations in Brazil started “way before the country was considered an up-and-coming economy.” He added that Brazil is currently among the brand’s vital truck markets. That is, of course, not just in sales but also in production, as underscored by the 2-million-unit milestone. With around €540 million invested between 2010 and 2013, Mercedes-Benz do Brasil was able to prepare for some considerable growth. With new engine… Continue Reading »


Transformers 4 Optimus Prime is a Daimler Truck

Daimler Trucks is making a big splash on the big screen in 2014, as Transformers 4, which features robots who transform into different things from cars to jets, will see Autobot leader Optimus Prime having a new truck mode. Based on a revealed image, Optimus Prime will now be a truck model built by Western Star, which is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America. The new truck form is said to be a ‘completely upgraded, custom-built’ unit, according to producer and director Michael Bay’s website. Optimus Prime’s truck forms in the franchise were based on the Peterbilt Model-379. Bay said that the film is not so much a reboot as… Continue Reading »


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