Top 10 Companies in Europe 2015

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8 DAIMLER AG


Industry Type: Automotive

Predecessors: Daimler-Benz ( 1926-1998 ), DaimlerChrysler (1998-2007 )

Established In: 1998 as DaimlerChrysler

Head-quartered in: Stuttgart, Germany

Scale of Operations: Worldwide

CEO: Dieter Zetsche

Products: Automobile, Commercial Vehicles

Subsidiaries: Thomas Built Buses, Western Star Trucks, Mercedes Benz Mexico, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, Master Motors, Mercedes Benz India, Mercedes-AMG, Detroit Diesel etc.

Key Information:

  • By sales volume it is the 13th largest car manufacturer and second largest truck manufacturer in the world.
  • The brand Maybach production was discontinued in the year of 2012, But it was revived as an ultra luxury car brand “Mercedes Maybach” of Mercedes Benz S Class, in the year of 2014.
  • To give a small example of its huge existence in the world automotive market, it sold over 2.5 million vehicles in 2014
  • In 2007, after selling off the Chrysler Group toCerberus Capital Management, The name of the parent company was changed to simply Daimler AG.
  • In the near future Daimler is planning to acquire 25% of Italian motorcycle manufacturer, MV Augasta.

REVENUE

129.872 BILLION EURO

PROFIT

3.12 BILLION EURO

MARKET CAP

107.32 BILLION USD

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

279972