Our product range
The products supplied by Mercedes-Benz Cars range from the high-quality MicroCars of the smart brand to the premium vehicles of the Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes- AMG, and Mercedes-Benz McLaren brands, as well as the Maybach luxury sedans. Mercedes-Benz Cars has more than 17 production locations all over the world, with most of the division’s vehicles being produced in Germany. Approximately 97,000 men and women work in this division. The division’s most important sales markets in 2007 were Germany with 27 percent, the other markets of Western Europe (34 percent), the U.S. (19 percent), and Japan (4 percent).
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Daimler Trucks is the world’s leading truck manufacturer. In a global network consisting of more than 80,000 employees, it develops and produces vehicles under the brands Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Sterling, Western Star, and Mitsubishi Fuso. Its product range covers light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks - for local and long-distance transport and construction sites - as well as the Unimog and Econic special vehicles. In addition to the buses of the Thomas Built Buses and Mitsubishi Fuso brands, the portfolio includes Detroit Diesel brand engines. The division’s production locations, numbering 35 in all, are located primarily in North America, Western Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
Its most important sales markets in 2007 were Asia (31 percent), the NAFTA region (24 percent), Western Europe (19 percent), and Latin America (excluding Mexico) with 11 percent.
The Mercedes-Benz Vans unit has production facilities at seven locations in Germany, Spain, the U.S., Argentina, and Vietnam for the model series Vito/Viano, Sprinter, and Vario. In the U.S., the Sprinter is sold under the Dodge and Freightliner brands. Its main sales markets are Western Europe (71 percent) and the NAFTA region (10 percent).
Daimler Buses offers travel coaches, city buses, and rural service buses as well as chassis of the Mercedes- Benz, Setra, and Orion brands. They are produced at 12 production plants, located mainly in Germany, Turkey, Brazil, and North America. Daimler Buses generates 49 percent of its revenues in Western Europe, 14 percent in the NAFTA markets, and 20 percent in Latin America (not including Mexico).
The Daimler Financial Services division supports the sales of Daimler Group vehicles with customized financing and leasing services for dealers and end customers. Its range of services also includes insurance, fleet management, investment products, and credit cards. Its main areas of operation are North America and Western Europe.
Daimler Financial Services holds a 45 percent share in the Toll Collect consortium, which launched a system for electronic toll collection for trucks with a GVW of over 12 tons in Germany in January 2005.
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