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Daimler Trucks declares 2017 a success

Commercial vehicle manufacturer, Daimler Trucks, has increased its worldwide deliveries in the first eleven months of 2017 by 12 per cent year-on-year to 422,500 units, despite the continuation of disparate market conditions.

Until the end of November 2017, more trucks were delivered than in the whole of 2016. In full-year 2016, the Daimler truck division sold approximately 415,100 vehicles of the Mercedes-Benz, FUSO, Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses and BharatBenz brands worldwide.

On the basis of initial December data, Daimler Trucks assumed it would end 2017 with unit sales in the magnitude of 465,000 vehicles (2016: 415,100). The final sales figures will reportedly be available at Daimler’s annual press conference, 1 February 2018.

“For full-year 2017, we at Daimler Trucks anticipate unit sales in the magnitude of 465,000 trucks – significantly more than in the previous year and significantly more than we expected at the beginning of the year,” said Daimler Member of the Board of Management – Trucks & Buses, Martin Daum.

“This is only possible with leading products and an excellent international team – especially with an ongoing situation of weak tailwinds from our markets. I thank all our employees for their outstanding efforts.

“In everything that we do, our focus is on our customers. In order to offer them the best products and solutions, we work continuously on innovations. We used the year 2017 to work hard on efficient, electric, automated and connected trucks. In the same way, we will be sustainably successful in 2018 – the year of the IAA Commercial Vehicles show – and beyond,” he said.

Daimler Trucks reported that unit sales in Asia increased by 18 per cent to 132,400 trucks (2016: 112,600).

(Image: Daimler Member of the Board of Management – Trucks & Buses, Martin Daum.)

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