Dieter Zetsche

Daimler will invest 1.5 billion euros in German Sindelfingen plant

July 31, 2014 10:51 CET
Daimler plans a 1.5 billion euros ($2 billion) investment its Mercedes plant in Sindelfingen, Germany, after employees agreed a labor deal that the company says will save 100 million euros in costs. Daimler said the investment would help secure jobs at the site....
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Daimler reaches labor deal on overhauling Mercedes' German sales network

July 29, 2014 06:01 CET
Daimler has reached a labor agreement that will allow it to sell some Mercedes dealerships in Germany as part of a wider plan to overhaul its sales network in the market....
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Mercedes' June sales rise 8% on compact surge

July 4, 2014 15:46 CET
Mercedes' global brand sales rose 8 percent in June thanks to strong demand for its growing compact range. The carmaker said six-month deliveries increased 13 percent to a record 783,520 units....
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Renault-Nissan, Daimler plan $1.4 billion small-car plant in Mexico

9:46 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2014
Global technology partners Daimler AG and the Renault-Nissan Alliance will spend 1 billion euros ($1.36 billion) to produce 300,000 compact Infiniti and Mercedes vehicles a year at a Nissan factory in Mexico, starting in 2017. The partners announced this morning that they are co-developing a family of new compact luxury models to be sold around the world....
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Mercedes' $1 million S-class Pullman upstages Rolls-Royce on price, size

June 26, 2014 11:31 CET
Mercedes' new top-of-the-range S-class Pullman will be larger and cost over twice the price of the extended wheelbase version of the Rolls-Royce Phantom when it goes on sale next year....
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F1 tech to influence high-end M-B products

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Mercedes-Benz's fast start in the Formula One season has led Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche to see a closer link between F1 race car technology and production cars....
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Mercedes sales rise 10% in May on C class, compacts

June 6, 2014 12:45 CET
Mercedes' global brand sales rose 10 percent in May, helped by demand for the new C class and the carmaker's growing lineup of compacts....
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Zetsche's risky bet on an expanded compact lineup pays off for Mercedes

June 3, 2014 06:01 CET
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche's decision to expand Mercedes's compact lineup into a five-model range is capturing new customers for the brand -- and at minimal risk of diluting its premium positioning....
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Daimler boss bullish on new ForFour

May 30, 2014 06:01 CET
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche believes the all-new Smart ForFour minicar will be commercially successful and should help the brand further strengthen its balance sheet....
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Zetsche sees speedy uptake of F1 tech in Mercedes cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2014
Dieter Zetsche foresees Mercedes models benefiting quicker than ever from the automaker's participation in Formula One....
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Zetsche sees speedy uptake of F1 tech in Mercedes models

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2014
Dieter Zetsche foresees Mercedes models benefiting quicker than ever from the automaker's participation in Formula One....
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Dr. Z's diagnosis: Product will drive Chrysler success

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says he formed an emotional bond with Chrysler while running the company from 2000 to 2005, when it was owned by Daimler. And so he says he watches what happens at Chrysler with special interest....
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Daimler CEO concerned by growing anti-EU sentiment

May 23, 2014 06:01 CET
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is concerned by rising anti-EU sentiment in Europe as voting begins for the European parliament....
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Zetsche on EU: Relish the peace

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2014
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says it is important not to lose sight of the many benefits of a united Europe. One he never takes for granted is peace....
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Daimler's German dealers face shake-up in profit push

May 22, 2014 10:54 CET
Daimler is considering scaling back its vehicle retail organization in Germany and ending production of EV battery cells in an accelerated push to reach its profitability goal. The Mercedes maker has revealed plans to sell 36 sales outlets....
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Mercedes drops proposal for subcompacts

May 19, 2014 11:20 CET
The smallest Mercedes will remain the A-class compact, although the Smart brand could expand into subcompacts, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said....
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Mercedes sales rise 14% in April on C-class, compacts

May 6, 2014 13:08 CET
Mercedes brand sales rose 14 percent in April helped by demand for the newly launched C class and the automaker's growing compact lineup....
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Daimler names Brecht as company's top workforce representative

May 2, 2014 09:27 CET
Daimler's supervisory board has chosen Michael Brecht as its deputy chairman replacing Erich Klemm, in a move that may smooth management-labor relations at the automaker....
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Daimler CEO Zetsche likely to have contract extended, executives say

April 10, 2014 11:14 CET
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is poised to have his contract extended beyond 2016 as current product momentum and improving profits work in his favor, senior company sources said....
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Daimler to increase cost cuts to narrow profit gap with BMW, Audi

April 9, 2014 15:39 CET
Daimler will continue to cut costs at Mercedes-Benz to help its premium brand narrow the profitability gap with rivals BMW and Audi....
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Daimler predicts profit growth on expanded lineup

April 9, 2014 11:48 CET
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said his expansion of Mercedes model offerings will enable the carmaker to beat competitors' sales growth and increase operating profit....
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As labor veteran retires, Daimler eyes smoother cost cuts

March 31, 2014 08:03 CET
The retirement from Daimler's supervisory board of combative trade union veteran Erich Klemm may smooth management-labor relations at the company and boost the career of Wolfgang Bernhard, who is seen as a candidate to succeed CEO Dieter Zetsche....
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Daimler adds 3rd shift in Hungary to hike Mercedes CLA output

6:09 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2014
Mercedes is adding a third shift at its Kecskemet plant in Hungary, which builds the B class and CLA models, to keep up with demand for its compact cars....
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Daimler adds third shift in Hungary to meet compact-car demand

March 19, 2014 12:09 CET
Mercedes is adding a third shift at its Kecskemet plant in Hungary, which builds the B class and CLA models, to keep up with demand for its compact cars....
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Daimler to sell 50% stake in engines JV to partner Rolls-Royce holdings

March 10, 2014 13:07 CET
Daimler will sell its 50 percent stake in an engines joint venture to partner Rolls-Royce Holdings to invest in its automotive and truck businesses....
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