Client Profile


Daimler at a Glance

Daimler AG is one of the world’s most successful automotive companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides its customers with a full range of automotive financial services including financing, leasing, insurance and fleet management.

The company’s founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history with the invention of the automobile in the year 1886. As an automotive pioneer, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility. The Group applies innovative and green technologies to produce safe and superior vehicles which fascinate and delight its customers. With the development of alternative drive systems, Daimler is the only vehicle producer investing in hybrid drive, electric motors and fuel-cell systems, with the goal of achieving emission-free mobility in the long term. This is just one example of how Daimler willingly accepts the challenge of meeting its responsibility towards society and the environment.

Daimler sells its vehicles and services in nearly all the countries of the world and has production facilities on five continents.

Its current brand portfolio includes, in addition to the world’s most valuable automotive brand, Mercedes-Benz, the brands smart, Maybach, Freightliner, Western Star, Fuso, Setra, Orion and Thomas Built Buses. The company is listed on the stock exchanges of Frankfurt, New York and Stuttgart (stock exchange symbol DAI). In 2009, the Group sold 1.6 million vehicles and employed a workforce of more than 256,000 people; revenue totaled €78.9 billion and EBIT amounted minus €1.5 billion.

Company Ownership: Daimler is owned by European, U.S. and other international investors.
More than one billion shares (December 31, 2009) are circulating.
Global Stock: The stock is listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt, New York and Stuttgart.
Headquarter: Stuttgart/Germany
Chairman: Dr. Dieter Zetsche
Board of Management: Consists of 6 members (including the Chairman and the heads of the operating and functional divisions).
Supervisory Board: Consists of 10 shareholders’ representatives and 10 employees’ representatives. The Supervisory Board appoints the Board of Management and approves important corporate decisions.
Total Revenues: 2009: €78.9 billion
Employees: 256,407 at December 31, 2009
Automotive Sales: 2009: 1,551,300 vehicles
thereof: 1,093,900 Passenger Cars
thereof: 259,300 Trucks
Brands: Mercedes-Benz, smart, Maybach,
Freightliner, Western Star, Fuso, Setra, Orion, Thomas Built Buses.
Sales Organization: With its strong brands and a comprehensive portfolio of automobiles, Daimler is active in nearly all countries in the world.
Official Language: English
Financial Reporting: IFRS accounting (from 2007 onwards);
earnings reported quarterly

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