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  • Stuttgart, Jul 1, 2021 - After more than 30 years in a wide variety of management positions in the Daimler Group, Sven Ennerst (57), Member of the Board of Management of Daimler Truck AG and Head of the Global Product Engineering & Procurement organization as well as Daimler Trucks China, will retire at the end of 2021.
  • Stuttgart/Beijing, Dec 16, 2020 - The premium ride-hailing provider StarRides, a joint venture of Daimler Mobility AG and Geely Technology Group, is now available in six cities across China.
  • Beijing / Stuttgart, Dec 2, 2020 - Daimler Truck AG and Beiqi Foton Motor Co., Ltd. jointly announced that both partners will produce and distribute Mercedes-Benz tractors for an advanced market segment in China.
  • Stuttgart, Germany / Hangzhou, China, Nov 20, 2020 - Daimler AG and Geely Holding, the respective parent companies of Mercedes-Benz AG and Volvo Cars, have launched plans to collaborate on developing highly efficient powertrain systems for next-generation hybrid vehicle applications.
  • Stuttgart / Hangzhou, Aug 25, 2020 - Following the successful launches in Hangzhou nine month ago and Guangzhou last month, the premium ride-hailing provider StarRides, a joint venture of Daimler Mobility AG and Geely Technology Group, a subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding), officially launches its service in the third metropolis, the city of Chengdu.
  • Stuttgart, Aug 5, 2020 - Mercedes-Benz and CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited) have entered the next stage of their strategic partnership and will create cutting-edge battery technology in support of the high-volume electrification of the Mercedes-Benz model portfolio.
  • Stuttgart, Jul 3, 2020 - Mercedes-Benz is taking another important step on its journey towards CO2--neutral mobility. The Stuttgart-based luxury car manufacturer has launched a far-reaching strategic partnership with the Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis Energy (Ganzhou) Co., Ltd., including taking an equity stake.
  • Stuttgart, Feb 19, 2020 - Today, Daimler AG’s Supervisory Board extended the contract of Hubertus Troska (59), in the Board of Management responsible for Greater China, until December 31, 2025.
  • Stuttgart, Germany; Hangzhou, China, Jan 8, 2020 - Mercedes-Benz AG (Mercedes-Benz) and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding), the German and Chinese automotive groups, today announced that they have formally established the global joint venture “smart Automobile Co., Ltd.” for the smart brand after receiving the regulatory approvals.
  • Stuttgart / Hangzhou , Dec 3, 2019 - Daimler Mobility AG and Geely Technology Group, a subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding), today unveiled the premium ride-hailing provider StarRides in China with inaugural services to begin in Hangzhou in December 2019.
  • Stuttgart, Sep 10, 2019 - Mercedes-Benz is taking the next step towards "Ambition 2039" climate-neutral mobility and pursues the realisation of the goal consistently together with its suppliers and partners. Therefore, Mercedes-Benz has agreed on a sustainability partnership with Farasis Energy (Ganzhou) Co., Ltd. to take a holistic approach along the entire value chain.
  • Stuttgart, Germany; Hangzhou, China, Mar 28, 2019 - Daimler AG (Daimler) and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding), the German and Chinese automotive groups, today announced the formation of a 50-50 globally focused joint venture to own, operate and further develop smart, the pioneer of small urban vehicles, as a leader in premium-electrified vehicles.
  • Stuttgart/Beijing, Nov 21, 2018 - The ramp-up cascade of the new A-Class has reached its next step in Beijing: With the start of production of the long wheelbase version at Beijing-Benz Automotive Co. Ltd (BBAC) in China Mercedes Benz Cars continues its worldwide production of the new A Class.
  • Beijing, Nov 14, 2018 - Daimler announced plans today to build a Research and Development Tech Center China with a total investment of over 1.1 billion RMB (approximately 145 million EUR).
  • Stuttgart / Shenzhen, Mar 26, 2018 - Daimler and BYD Automotive Industry Co., Ltd. today launched the new DENZA 500 battery electric vehicle from their joint venture, Shenzhen DENZA New Energy Automotive Co., Ltd.
  • Stuttgart / Peking, Mar 8, 2018 - Daimler and BAIC Group are deepening their strategic cooperation in the New Energy Vehicle sector. Daimler has become a shareholder in Beijing Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of BAIC Group, through acquisition of a 3.93% stake.
  • Stuttgart / Beijing, Feb 26, 2018 - Seeing further growth potential in the Chinese automotive market, Daimler and BAIC today announced plans to further expand local production for the Mercedes-Benz brand at their joint venture, Beijing Benz Automotive Co. Ltd. (BBAC).
  • Stuttgart / Beijing, Dec 5, 2017 - Daimler is strengthening the focus of its truck organization for the Chinese market by implementing a dedicated responsibility within the divisonal board of Daimler Trucks.
  • Peking, Sep 15, 2017 - The 5th Daimler China Sustainability Dialogue was held in Beijing on September 15, with around 200 attendees from politics, business, academia, NGOs, and industry associations exploring the challenges facing sustainability.
  • Stuttgart / Beijing, Jul 5, 2017 - Daimler is consistently pursuing its electric offensive and is creating the necessary conditions for the local production of electric vehicles with the construction of a battery factory in China.
  • Berlin / Beijing, Jul 5, 2017 - Daimler and BAIC are strongly committed to the development of electric mobility in China. In the presence of German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping, both company partners announced today a framework agreement to further deepen cooperation at their Sino-German production joint venture Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd. (BBAC).
  • Beijing, Mar 22, 2017 - In a ceremony held in Munich on March 21st, Daimler’s largest global production facility, Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd. (BBAC), received a “Factory of the Year” award from the renowned German publication ‘Produktion’.
  • East London/Beijing, Dec 5, 2016 - From April 2017 Arno van der Merwe (44) will be the new president and CEO of BBAC. He follows in the footsteps of Peter Schabert (62), who is retiring after 31 years at Daimler AG. Schabert has been the president and CEO of BBAC since August 2015.
  • Beijing, Nov 17, 2016 - The one millionth vehicle rolled off the production line today at Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd (BBAC). This joint venture between Daimler and BAIC has been in place for over ten years and undertook tremendous development over the last decade.
  • Peking, Nov 10, 2016 - The tenth anniversary of Daimler’s vocational training in China was celebrated today at the Beijing Polytechnic School with the participation of teachers and students, as well as representatives from the Chinese Ministry of Education.
  • Beijing, Apr 25, 2016 - The Mercedes-Benz Research & Development Center in Beijing is rapidly expanding the scope of responsibilities and specialized staff. Beyond the key R&D functions, new roles and responsibilities now include program management as well as procurement and supplier quality management for products made for the local Chinese market.
  • Peking/Stuttgart , Oct 30, 2015 - Just about six months after the GLA-Class started local production, Mercedes-Benz has begun rolling off its second all-new localized SUV model at the assembly lines of its production joint venture in China, Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd. (BBAC). At a ceremony held to mark the occasion, production started for the All New SUV GLC, the successor to the company’s successful GLK that has been locally manufactured at BBAC since 2011.
  • Beijing, Oct 20, 2015 - In September 2012, Daimler Greater China and Beijing’s renowned Tsinghua University started a joint Research Center for Sustainable Transportation. In the presence of Winfried Kretschmann, Prime Minister of Germany’s federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, on Monday both parties signed a contract about the continuation and further expansion of the research cooperation for another 3 years.
  • Stuttgart / Beijing, Jun 30, 2015 - With effect from 1 July 2015, Zhou Liang (48) will succeed Wu Yuejun (52) and become new President and CEO of Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive (BFDA), the 50:50 joint venture between Daimler and Chinese truck manufacturer Foton. The joint venture is producing and distributing Auman branded trucks in and primarily for China. With the appointment of Zhou Liang, Daimler is focusing on local know-how and a profound understanding of the market.
  • Peking/Stuttgart, Apr 9, 2015 - Mercedes-Benz marked another important milestone in its ‘built in China, for China’ strategy with the opening ceremony of its top-notch compact car plant, housed at the company’s local production joint venture Beijing Benz Automotive Corporation (BBAC). An audience of about 250 guests witnessed the ceremony that at the same time officially kicked-off the production for the German car maker’s first locally build compact car: the GLA.
  • Guangzhou, Mar 18, 2015 - By opening an all-new parts distribution center in Guangzhou, Daimler Northeast Asia Parts Trading and Services Co. (DPTS), responsible for the after sales parts logistics of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars, vans and trucks, today has taken another major step forward in providing an efficient spare parts distribution solution for its customers across China.
  • Beijing/Stuttgart, Dec 9, 2014 - The 500,000th locally produced Mercedes-Benz passenger car, an all-new long-wheelbase C-Class model, has rolled off the production lines at Daimler’s Sino-German production joint-venture Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd. (BBAC), marking yet another milestone in Mercedes-Benz’s increasing local footprint in China. About half of these vehicles have been manufactured just within the last two years, highlighting the rapid growth that the production site has recently experienced.
  • Beijing, China, Nov 3, 2014 - Daimler Greater China today opened its new Mercedes-Benz Research & Development Center in China and extended its local RD network in Beijing. In future around 500 highly qualified engineeres and designers will be working at the new Mercedes-Benz’s R&D facility.
  • Beijing/Stuttgart, Jul 29, 2014 - Mercedes-Benz for the first time has started production of a long-wheelbase version of the C-Class. Not even six months after the start of production of the new C-Class in Bremen, Germany, the first long-wheelbase C-Class model has rolled off its production line at Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd. (BBAC) in China. The model, which will be launched in China starting this September, is an important addition to Mercedes-Benz’ portfolio and marks another key milestone in Daimler’s China strategy.
  • Shanghai/China, Jul 22, 2014 - On July 22, Mercedes-Benz opened its new Shanghai Training Center, the brand’s largest passenger car training site globally. The facility is capable of providing 140,000 Participant Training Days per year.
  • Berlin, Mar 28, 2014 - In the presence of Germany’s Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and the Chinese State President Xi Jinping, Daimler AG and its Chinese partner Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC Group) today signed an agreement on the further expansion of the production capacities of their joint venture Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd. (BBAC).
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