A Daimler Company
Part of a Truly Global Organization
As a member of Daimler AG, Daimler Trucks North America is part of one of the world’s most successful automotive companies. Made up of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, this prestigious organization is one of the biggest producers of premium cars, and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach.
As an automotive pioneer, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility, applying innovative and green technologies to produce safe and superior vehicles. In fact, Daimler is the only vehicle producer investing in all three technologies of alternative drive systems (hybrid drive, electric motors, and fuel cells), with the goal of ultimately achieving emission-free mobility. This is just one example of how Daimler embraces 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. In addition to Mercedes-Benz—the world’s preeminent automotive brand—Daimler’s brand portfolio includes smart, Maybach, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, Fuso, Setra, Orion, and Thomas Built Buses. In addition, Daimler Financial Services provides its customers with a full range of automotive financial services including financing, leasing, insurance, and fleet management.
The company is listed on the stock exchanges of Frankfurt and Stuttgart (stock exchange symbol DAI).
Gottlieb Daimler and his son Adolf on the motor car in 1886. Daimler was one of two men credited with designing the world’s first automobile.
Daimler Trucks North America’s history with Daimler traces back to 1981, when Freightliner Corporation was acquired by Daimler-Benz of Stuttgart, Germany. Access to the technological and financial strength of Daimler-Benz helped propel Freightliner to leadership of the North American heavy-duty market in just over a decade.
Daimler Trucks North America benefits tremendously from Daimler’s global presence. Not only does the relationship provide access to engines, transmissions, and other components made by Daimler businesses, it also allows for sharing of research and development resources, manufacturing and financial expertise, and plant technologies.
Daimler Truck Financial, based in Lisle, IL, is a leading provider of financial solutions. Daimler Truck Financial offers a wide variety of financing options for commercial vehicle operators.
Daimler Trucks North America remains integral to the success of Daimler’s worldwide commercial vehicle strategy. Serving the NAFTA truck market, one of the largest truck markets in the world, Daimler Trucks North America brands are sold in over 35 countries around the world and accounts for a significant portion of Daimler’s heavy- and medium-duty vehicle unit sales and revenues. Alongside Mercedes-Benz trucks, Setra Buses and Orion Buses, Daimler Trucks North America forms the foundation of Daimler’s global leadership in the commercial vehicle market.