Daimler Truck is one of the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers, with over 40 production sites around the globe and more than 100,000 employees. Daimler Truck’s offer light, medium and heavy duty trucks, city and intercity buses, coaches and bus chassis. Tailored financial services are also part of our portfolio. About 125 years ago, Daimler AG founded the modern transport industry with trucks and buses. 2023, Daimler Truck are one of the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers with about 100,000 people at more than 40 locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America and numerous sales and service locations in most countries in the world. In China, Daimler Truck hold a 50 percent stake in Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive. The joint venture with the Chinese partner Foton produces trucks under the Auman brand as well as the localized Mercedes-Benz Actros, which are manufactured specifically for the Chinese market.
Daimler Truck Holding AG
- In December 2021, the Daimler Trucks & Buses division was spun off from the former Daimler AG
- Daimler Truck Holding share are listed on the Frankfurt am Main stock exchange. Stock symbol: DTG
- Daimler Truck Holding AG Brands includes Freightliner, Western Star, Mercedes-Benz, FUSO, BharatBenz and RIZON Trucks and Thomas Built Buses, Mercedes-Benz, FUSO, BharatBenz, and Setra Buses.
Freightliner Trucks are an indispensable part of the North American haulage sector. In the weight classes 5 to 8 they serve a wide range of truck applications. Freightliner is the top-selling truck brand in North America in weight class 8. State-of-the-art technology, superb efficiency and optimum safety make our Freightliner trucks a compelling proposition for our customers. Freightliner Trucks is a Daimler Truck North America brand with production locations in the United States and Mexico. The Freightliner New Cascadia® is the flagship in the long-distance haulage segment. The vocational segment portfolio includes a wide range of customizable vehicles for numerous applications. With a broad range of natural gas and hybrid trucks, Freightliner Trucks is the innovative brand for alternative drive technologies in the medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicle segment.
Western Star is the premium manufacturer in North America for heavy-duty trucks for special-purpose and long-distance haulage. The Western Star focus is on reliability, performance and the driver. With their striking exteriors and ideal suitability for off-road applications the vehicles are without a doubt “serious trucks for serious truckers.” Custom-built to meet every customer’s needs, Western Star Trucks offer a wide range of powertrain options, with customers able to choose from numerous sector-specific configuration options, ranging from the bumper through to the cab rear wall.
Western Star Truck Sales, Inc. became part of Daimler Truck North America in 2000. The vehicles are produced in the United States.
The Mercedes-Benz brand is a synonym for first-class product and service quality, cost-effectiveness, reliability, and sustainability, as summed up by the slogan “Trucks you can trust.” Be it for long-haul, construction site, or distribution transportation, the Mercedes-Benz brand offers the right solution for the light-duty, medium-duty and heavy-duty truck segments. Again and again, the pioneering spirit at Mercedes-Benz Trucks has generated groundbreaking innovations – from efficient drives to automated driving to active and passive safety systems.
Originally operating as an independent company, Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft launched the world’s first truck to the market in 1896. The first diesel-powered trucks were built in Stuttgart in 1923. To this day, the Mercedes star continues to stand for modern and powerful trucks.
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Detroit Diesel Corporation
Detroit Diesel consists of manufacturing operations of axles, transmissions and diesel engines for on-highway only commercial trucks. A parent company of Daimler Truck North America which is owned by Daimler Truck AG. Diesel engines available from 22 to 10,000 horsepower, the Series 60, a heavy-duty diesel engine with electronic controls, is its best seller. DDC also remanufactures two- and four-cycle engines. The company markets its engines directly and through a worldwide network of more than 2,700 authorized distributor and dealer locations. Most sales are made directly to truck makers (Freightliner) in the US. Italian subsidiary VM Motori supplies 4-cylinder, turbocharged engines to the international automotive market. Daimler acquired Detroit Diesel Corporation in 2000.
FUSO has made a name for itself as a go anywhere, get anything done brand the world over. Vehicles developed and produced by FUSO are known for their track record of technological innovation and high customer satisfaction. Outstanding quality, superlative efficiency and cutting-edge design are further attributes of the FUSO brand.
As one of Japan’s leading manufacturers of commercial vehicles, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) produces a full range of trucks and buses for a wide range of operating conditions. FUSO trucks and buses are true professionals when it comes to efficiency, comfort and safety, boasting versatile payloads and ride comfort. FUSO brand repair facilities dot the globe offering extensive spare parts and customer service networks for customers in over 170 markets worldwide, making FUSO Daimler Trucks’ most international brand.
MFTBC plays an important role at Daimler Trucks as the competence center for light-duty trucks and state-of-the-art electric drivetrain technology. In fact, the FUSO eCanter became Daimler’s first series produced all-electric light-duty truck with its launch in 2017.
The FUSO brand name dates back to 1932, when the name was used for the first time on a bus that was built in the shipyard and machinery works of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Kobe. On the occasion of its delivery to the first customer, the Japanese Ministry of Railways, the company’s employees were asked to suggest a nickname. Finally, “FUSO” was chosen from among the suggestions. Fusō is the Japanese pronunciation of “fusang,” an old Chinese word referring to the “sun’s origin,” or, Japan.
Daimler AG acquired a 43 percent shareholding in Mitsubishi Fuso in 2003, as a spin-off of Mitsubishi Motor Corporation’s Truck & Bus Division. Since 2011, Daimler has held a stake of just under 90 percent. FUSO trucks are produced in Kawasaki, Japan, Oragadam near Chennai, India, and Tramagal, Portugal. FUSO buses are produced in Toyama, Japan. FUSO vehicles are also locally assembled at 16 knock-down plants around the world.
BharatBenz is the youngest member of the Daimler Truck commercial vehicle family. The brand was developed specifically for the Indian market. BharatBenz offers a range of ultra-modern trucks in all weight categories from 10 to 55 tonnes. All vehicles are produced locally, with components and parts sourced from Indian suppliers. The BharatBenz models are tailored specifically to the subcontinent’s market and meet a wide range of requirements in the transport and construction sectors. They are ideally suited to the climatic and economic conditions in India.
In the market since September 2012, the brand now offers a comprehensive truck product portfolio from 9 to 55 tonnes. BharatBenz trucks are produced at Daimler India Commercial Vehicles in Oragadam near Chennai, in a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant that spreads over 400 acres (160 hectares). The premises include a highly modern test track and are home to the company’s headquarters, R&D and training operations.
The new RIZON brand by Daimler Truck is offering its customers in North America all-electric trucks in the medium-duty segment.
RIZON offers zero-emission trucks and mobility solutions and starts with the three model variants e18L, the e16L and the e16M. The Class 4 and Class 5 medium-duty trucks have a range of 110 to 160 miles for the L variant with 3 battery packs and 75 to 110 miles for the M variant with 2 battery packs and are ideal for a variety of applications, including vans, flatbed trucks, landscape waste sites and refrigerated trucks.
Thomas Built Buses
The yellow buses that take children safely to school in the United States are instantly recognizable. They are part of the extensive product range of light- to medium-duty buses from Thomas Built Buses produced under the umbrella of Daimler Truck North America. Key customers include schools, childcare centers, leisure centers and transport operators. Every bus is custom built. The focus is on vehicles that meet the discerning requirements for safety, reliability and sustainability.
Thomas Built Buses based in High Point (North Carolina) has been making and developing high-quality buses since 1916. Thomas Built Buses sells its innovative vehicles through independent dealers all across North America.
Mercedes-Benz Buses and Coaches
Mercedes-Benz bus or coach can be sure that they’re being guided by a lucky star. These vehicles set standards in terms of safety, quality and future-proof technologies. Mercedes-Benz has taken responsibility for the bus like no other manufacturer in the world. And that’s not just because Carl Benz built the very first bus in 1895, but because Mercedes-Benz continues to further develop the bus into a highly efficient, safe, environmentally-compatible means of transport.
As one of Japan’s leading manufacturers of commercial vehicles, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) produces a full range of trucks and buses for a wide range of operating conditions. FUSO trucks and buses are true professionals when it comes to efficiency, comfort and safety, boasting versatile payloads and ride comfort. FUSO brand workshops dot the globe offering extensive spare parts and customer service networks for customers in more than 170 markets worldwide, making FUSO Daimler Truck’s most international brand.
At FUSO buses, safety is paramount. The top of the range models Aero Queen and Aero Ace come with enhanced safety features, such as Active Sideguard Assist (ASA), a Japan-first feature in large coach buses, and Active Brake Assist 4. Further, the Aero Star large city bus features the Emergency Driver Stop System (EDSS), which allows passengers to press a button to bring the bus to a safe stop in case the driver loses consciousness at the wheel. Solving unique customer requirements is another hallmark of FUSO buses. An example is the Aero Ace elevator bus offering wheelchair users a safer and faster way to get on and off.
The former Daimler AG acquired a 43 percent shareholding in Mitsubishi Fuso in 2003, as a spin-off of Mitsubishi Motor Corporation’s Truck & Bus Division. Since 2011, Daimler Truck has held a stake of just under 90 percent. FUSO trucks are produced in Kawasaki, Japan, Ordagam, India, and Tramagal, Portugal, and FUSO buses are produced in Toyama, Japan. FUSO vehicles are also assembled locally at 16 knock-down plants around the world.
The BharatBenz bus range is primed with a repertoire of new-age technology built on years of expertise – making each one a world-standard product, perfect for India’s volume market in the school, staff and tourist bus segments. BharatBenz has become an aspirational brand as well as a strong contender in India’s commercial vehicle industry. BharatBenz buses have been in the market since May 2015, selling a comprehensive range of fully equipped front-engine buses.
BharatBenz buses are produced at Daimler India Commercial Vehicles in Oragadam, near Chennai, in a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant that spreads over 400 acres (160 hectares). The premises include a highly modern test track and are home to the company’s headquarters, R&D and training operations.
Setra sets the benchmark. For more than 70 years Setra has stood for excellence in coach engineering and design. Setra buses and coaches stand for innovation, high quality and top-level comfort.
Since 1995 Setra has belonged – as a Daimler Truck AG brand – to Daimler Buses.
Daimler Truck Financial Services
Daimler Truck Financial Services opened a new chapter in the history of financial services. With a portfolio of 24 Billion Euro and 1.900 employees in 16 markets
Sterling Truck Corporation
Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) decision to discontinue the sale of Sterling branded Heavy, Medium, and Light duty Trucks in 2009.
American LaFrance Corporation
Founded 1873, American LaFrance manufactures a variety of fire fighting equipment, including fire trucks, aerial ladders, fire pumps and emergency apparatus such as ambulance and rescue vehicles. Originally located in Elmira, New York, the final iteration of the company was located in Summerville, South Carolina. It also operated a plant in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where it sold apparatus under the name LaFrance-Foamite, until 1971.
In 1995, Freightliner, a subsidiary of Daimler AG, purchased the company. On 17 January 2014, American LaFrance announced the cessation of operations.