Daimler Trucks
As the biggest globally active manufacturer of trucks above 6 metric tons gross vehicle weight, Daimler Trucks develops and produces vehicles in a global network under the brands Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Western Star, Fuso and BharatBenz.
Daimler Trucks continued to forge ahead with its product offensive in 2013. The presentation of the new Mercedes-Benz Arocs and Atego models and of the Mercedes-Benz SLT, Econic and Unimog special trucks enabled Daimler Trucks to complete its Euro VI-compliant product range well before the stricter emissions standards came into effect at the beginning of 2014. The new product from Daimler Trucks North America, the Freightliner Cascadia Evolution, has met with an outstanding market response. The BharatBenz brand’s expanded product lineup is also setting new standards on India’s roads. The new “Asia Business Model,” an excellence initiative of the “Daimler Trucks #1” program, reached a milestone when production of FUSO models commenced in Chennai, India.
Successful products and increased efficiency take effect in a volatile market environment. Daimler Trucks was operating in a regionally very disparate market environment in 2013. Demand for trucks developed positively in Europe, Brazil and Japan, while market volumes in India and Russia were significantly lower than in the previous year. Demand in the NAFTA region remained slightly below the prior-year level. Growth rates actually reached double digits in Brazil, where the market recovered following a slump in demand in 2012. The increase in demand in Japan was buoyed by the government’s economic stimulus program. After a weak start to the year, rather more lively growth in Europe in the second half of 2013 led to an upturn in demand. This was mainly driven by purchases of Euro V-compliant vehicles being brought forward before the stricter Euro VI emissions standard took effect in early 2014. Daimler Trucks responded to this volatile market environment with its successful new product range, positive effects from the “Daimler Trucks #1” efficiency program and a high level of production flexibility. As a consequence, sales of Daimler Trucks rose to 484,200 units (2012: 462,000). However, changes in currency exchange rates caused revenue to increase only slightly to €31.5 billion (2012: €31.4 billion). EBIT of €1,637 million was slightly below the prior-year level (2012: €1,695 million). Personnel adjustments in Germany and Brazil reduced earnings by €116 million.
 
Divisional Board of Daimler Trucks
 
 
Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard
Stefan E.
Buchner
Martin
Daum
Dr. Albert Kirchmann
Member of
the Board of
Management
of Daimler AG, responsible for Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses
responsible for the Europe/Latin
America region
and the vehicle
brand
Mercedes-Benz
responsible for the NAFTA region and the vehicle brands
Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses
responsible for the Asia region and the vehicle brand Fuso
 
 
 
 
Sven 
Ennerst
Dr. Frank
Reintjes
Matthias
Gründler 
responsible for
Truck Product
Engineering
responsible for Global Powertrain, Procurement and Manufacturing
Engineering Trucks
responsible for Finance and Controlling Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses
 
Daimler Trucks
2013
Amounts in millions of EUR
EBIT
1,637
Revenue
31,473
Investment in property, plant and equipment
839
Research and development expenditure
1,140
 
Employees (Dec. 31)
2013
 
79,020
 
Sales
2013
units (in thousands)
Total
484
Western Europe
66
thereof Germany
33
United Kingdom
9
France
9
NAFTA
135
thereof United States
118
Latin America (excluding Mexico)
59
thereof Brazil
39
Asia
163
thereof Japan
38
Indonesia
65
Additional information:
BFDA (Auman Trucks)
103
Total (including BFDA)
588
 
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