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  • Stuttgart, Jun 8, 2016 - Daimler Trucks is the leading global manufacturer of trucks and is taking specific measures to further strengthen that position. For example, the company is systematically expanding its strategic pillars of intelligent platforms and modules beyond the existing modular drivetrain components.
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  • Stuttgart/Chongqing, Jun 7, 2016 - In less than two months, more than 78,000 customers have registered with car2go in China. For comparison: After between four to five years, the biggest car2go locations in Europe and North America have approximately 100,000 to 130,000 registered customers per city.
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  • Stuttgart, Germany, May 19, 2016 - The world’s major truck markets are in a period of sustained contraction. Daimler Trucks, the leading truck manufacturer worldwide, has therefore adjusted its outlook for this year. Daimler Trucks now expects EBIT from the ongoing business and unit sales to be significantly lower in 2016 than the very good levels of last year.
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  • Stuttgart, May 19, 2016 - In early May, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) disclosed extensions of the recall to be carried out by airbag manufacturer Takata. According to this information, Takata has agreed to declare 35 to 40 million modules of front-passenger airbags without drying agent in the United States as being defective, and will recall them over the period of May 2016 to December 2019 in several stages.
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  • Stuttgart, Germany, May 19, 2016 - Due to the sustained negative development of major truck markets, Daimler Trucks is revising its forecast for the year 2016. The division now expects EBIT from the ongoing business and unit sales to be significantly below the very good prior-year levels.
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  • May 17, 2016 - Daimler AG unites the strengths of a global group with the flexibility of the young entrepreneurs' scene. Driving digitalization across all corporate units is a decisive aspect of this strategy. That is why last Friday, the automotive manufacturer held the second DigitalLife Day in Fellbach near Stuttgart, which brought together 500 employees from many departments and locations under the motto "Information, Inspiration, Innovation".
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  • Stuttgart/Jawor , May 4, 2016 - Daimler AG plans to invest approximately 500 million euros in a new production facility in Poland, creating several hundred new jobs there. The first Mercedes-Benz Cars plant in Poland is to be established in Jawor, about 70 kilometres west of Wroclaw, and will produce four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars. The location decision and implementation of the project are dependent on various final commitments regarding the investment conditions, including the granting of state aid for the investment in Jawor.
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  • Bremen, Apr 25, 2016 - Am 27. und 28. April hat die Bildungsinitiative „Genius – die junge WissensCommunity von Daimler“ 130 Lehrerinnen und Lehrern im Mercedes-Benz Werk Bremen die Unterrichtseinheit „Antriebstechnik – Verbrennungsmotor, Elektroantrieb, Brennstoffzelle“ vorgestellt. Die Fortbildung richtete sich zum ersten Mal an Lehrkräfte aus der Hansestadt Bremen und Niedersachsen, die in Grundschulen und der Sekundarstufe I (Klassen fünf bis zehn) in den sogenannten „MINT“-Fächern unterrichten. „MINT“ steht für die Disziplinen Mathematik, Informatik, Naturwissenschaft und Technik.
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  • Stuttgart, Apr 22, 2016 - Daimler AG (ticker symbol DAI) continued to implement its strategy successfully in the first three months of this year and again set a record for unit sales in a first quarter with 683,900 cars and commercial vehicles sold (+7%). Mercedes-Benz Cars also set a new record for this period with sales of 496,800 vehicles (+8%). Group revenue amounted to €35.0 billion and was thus 2% above the prior-year level. Adjusted for changes in currency exchange rates, revenue grew by 4%.
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  • Stuttgart, Apr 22, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has requested from Daimler AG on April 15, 2016, by pointing out the strict confidentiality of the matter, to review its certification and admissions process related to exhaust emissions in the United States by way of an internal investigation in cooperation with the DOJ. Daimler has agreed to cooperate fully with the DOJ
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  • Kassel, Apr 18, 2016 - Am 18. April beginnen sechs Flüchtlinge und Asylbewerber ein sogenanntes Brückenpraktikum im Mercedes-Benz Werk Kassel. Die Teilnehmer wurden von der Bundesagentur für Arbeit und dem Jobcenter Kassel ausgewählt. Sie stammen aus Syrien und dem Irak und sind zwischen 21 und 36 Jahre alt. Neben einem praktischen Teil in der Ausbildungswerkstatt, der mechanischen Fertigung und Montage sowie der Logistik besuchen die Praktikanten täglich einen Deutschkurs. Ziel ist, die Teilnehmer nach dem Brückenpraktikum an Unternehmen, Zeitarbeitsfirmen oder in eine Berufsausbildung zu vermitteln.
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  • Berlin, Apr 18, 2016 - Double success for rugby as All Blacks and Dan Carter win Awards / Laureus Breakthrough of the Year Award won by golfer Jordan Spieth / Formula One legend Niki Lauda receives Lifetime Achievement Award / Record third Laureus Disability Award for Brazil’s Daniel Dias / Laureus Action Sports Award goes to Ironman Jan Frodeno
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  • Kuppenheim , Apr 13, 2016 - One of the most cutting-edge body presses in the world has gone into operation at the Kuppenheim press shop. The new press line supplies the nearby Mercedes-Benz plant in Rastatt with outer skin components consisting of the most diverse materials. This boosts Kuppenheim’s expertise in the field of lightweight construction and supports the growth of the current compact car generation.
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  • Stuttgart, Apr 10, 2016 - How do health and mobility fit together? Will autonomous cars become moving fitness rooms? How do smart homes communicate with our cars? At the first Daimler hackathon this year around 50 students worked on the topic health & mobility as well as smart home & mobility. The aim of the party for coders and web designers was to develop and program innovative ideas within 24 hours and verify their potential with the jury. The term hackathon combines the words „hacking“ and „marathon“ what explains why fun with coding, perseverance, team spirit and little sleep are part of the program.
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  • Berlin, Apr 6, 2016 - At the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of Daimler AG held in Berlin on Wednesday, the shareholders approved the payment of a dividend for the year 2015 of €3.25 per share (prior year: €2.45). This is the highest dividend to-date in the history of Daimler AG. The dividend distribution amounts to €3,477 million. The dividend will be paid out on April 7, 2016 to all shareholders who held Daimler shares on April 6, 2016.
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  • Apr 6, 2016 - Mercedes-Benz delivered 198,921 cars to customers in March, more than ever before in one month (+8.4%). Unit sales in the first quarter reached a new high of 483,487 vehicles (+12.6%). New records were set in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region last month. Mercedes-Benz was the premium market leader in Japan, Canada, Australia, Taiwan and Portugal in March. The smart brand also reached a new high for unit sales last month.
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  • Stuttgart, Apr 5, 2016 - From April 7-10th, the world’s best players will tee up at Augusta National Golf Club to contest the first Major of 2016. Demonstrating the integral role of Mercedes-Benz, Global Sponsor of the Masters Tournament, the field includes brand ambassadors from across the generations; Bernhard Langer, who returns for his 33rd Masters Tournament, Martin Kaymer in action for his 9th and Rickie Fowler for the 6th time. Fellow ambassadors Emiliano Grillo and Fabian Gomez will play their debut rounds on the famous Georgia course.
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  • Stuttgart/Sebes, Apr 4, 2016 - Daimler's Romanian subsidiary Star Assembly has started production of the 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission. "With the expansion of transmission production in Sebes, we are able to respond more flexibly and efficiently to the growing demand for automatic transmissions," says Markus Schäfer, Member of the Divisional Board of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management. Daimler is investing more than 300 million euros in the expansion of its production capacity in Sebes and is creating around 1.000 new jobs.
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  • Iracemápolis, Mar 23, 2016 - Mercedes-Benz is starting local vehicle production in Brazil with a new plant in Iracemápolis. The site was officially opened in the presence of guests from politics, industry and society. The company invests a total of over BRL 600 million in the new plant creating 600 jobs in the beginning. The first cars to roll off the production line in Iracemápolis are the C-Class Saloon and, from summer 2016, the GLA compact SUV.
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  • Stuttgart, Mar 15, 2016 - Mercedes-Benz Vans has reported record sales, revenue and EBIT figures for the financial year 2015. The Vans division delivered 321,000 vehicles to customers as sales figures outstripped previous totals (previous year's figure: 295,000, plus nine percent) – despite an inconsistent market environment worldwide. Revenue also reached a new record level, up 15 percent to 11.5 billion euros (previous year's figure: 10.0). Mercedes-Benz Vans' EBIT rose by almost a third to 880 million euros (previous year's figure: 682 million euros, plus 29 percent).
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  • Mannheim, Mar 15, 2016 - This year the Daimler Mannheim site is celebrating one hundred years of vocational training. In the presence of Dr. Ulrike Freundlieb, Mayor for Education, Children, Youth and Health of the city of Mannheim, and numerous other guests from politics, education and business, Yaris Pürsün, Head of Global Powertrain Productions Daimler Trucks, Dr. Marcus Nicolai, Head of Production at Daimler Buses, and Joachim Horner, Chairman of the Works Council Mercedes-Benz Mannheim plant and EvoBus Mannheim of Daimler, looked back on a century of training at the plant during a ceremony held at the site.
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  • Kassel, Mar 11, 2016 - Production milestone at Mercedes-Benz Kassel plant: Today, the plant produced its 100,000th IPS axle for Mercedes-Benz trucks. IPS is a german shortcut and means 'Induction Pressure Welding'. The technology enables for the first time to weld steel and casting parts with any contours. This welding technology is unique in the world: In this process, the main body of the axle, called the axle housings, is manufactured from three elements and adapted flexibly regarding to the regional vehicle and market requirements.
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  • Stuttgart, Mar 4, 2016 - The bridge internship at Daimler for refugees and asylum seekers is a success. Nearly all 40 participants of the first program will receive offers from temporary employment agencies for continued employment in industry or in a particular trade or craft or will get a vocational training opportunity at Daimler. "We are highly satisfied with the result of the first bridge internship. We achieved our goal of paving people's way into the labor market for almost all participants. This success reaffirms our decision to offer more bridge internships.
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  • Stuttgart/Singapore, Mar 2, 2016 - Daimler is continuing to speed ahead with the regionalisation of its sales and service organisation for the commercial vehicle business in important growth regions. Today the new regional center for commercial vehicles started business in South East Asia. Responsible for 18 markets, the new Daimler South East Asia Pte Ltd regional center (DSEA) based in Singapore oversees sales and service activities covering both Mercedes-Benz trucks, buses and vans and FUSO trucks and buses – from the urban light duty Mercedes-Benz Citan transporter to the heavy-duty FUSO Super Great.
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  • Stuttgart/Kamenz, Mar 1, 2016 - Daimler consistently expands its activities in the area of electromobility and invests around 500 million Euros in the construction of a new battery factory. This will lead to a significant expansion of the production capacities for lithium-ion batteries of Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE located in the Saxon city of Kamenz. The new factory will produce batteries for electric and hybrid vehicles of the brands Mercedes-Benz and smart. As a first step, the full Daimler subsidiary has purchased about 20 hectares of land adjacent to the existing battery factory.
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