The latest logistics developments at Daimler.



Taking the smoke out of the chain

2023-03-28T14:01:00+01:00By Malcolm Ramsay

Vehicle makers including Daimler Truck, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota are working with logistics providers to clean up the inbound parts logistics supporting ambitious EV production targets

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Merc Trucks to open global service parts centre in Halberstadt

2023-01-30T14:10:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Mercedes-Benz Trucks is working on a Global Parts Center in Germany that will supply global dealers with service parts from 2026

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Kirchholtes takes up procurement and supply chain role at Daimler Truck

2022-03-29T12:47:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

As part of a restructing of activities at Daimler Trucks North America, Carsten Kirchholtes has expanded on his supply chain role to include purchasing

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Jörg Burzer joins Daimler management board amid company restructure

2021-11-05T12:55:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Jörg Burzer is joining the management board of Daimler from December 1, 2021 as part of a realignment of management board responsiblities between Daimler and Mercedes-Benz


Daimler separates business into strategic management of cars and trucks

2021-10-06T12:51:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Daimler is realigning its business, spinning off the commercial vehicle divisions into a new company called Daimler Truck Holding and renaming the car and van business Mercedes-Benz Group


Daimler installs automated parts warehouse in Düsseldorf

2021-09-27T16:43:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Mercedes-Benz has a new automated parts warehouse at its Sprinter van assembly plant in Düsseldorf supplied by Stöcklin Logistik


Material shortages are forcing a supply chain rethink in automotive

2021-08-19T10:57:00+01:00By Namrita Chow

In the face of material shortages across the board, carmakers and their suppliers are looking a range of radical alternatives as part of drive toward more sustainable closed-loop supply chains


Mitsubishi Fuso focuses on cleaner logistics to cut carbon from operations

2021-07-27T09:31:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus (MFTBC) is cutting carbon from its operations globally by making logistics and procurement greener, starting with carbon neutrality at its Tramagal plant in Portugal

Responsible Lithium Partnership

Cross-sector partnership to promote sustainable materials sourcing in Chile

2021-06-11T11:34:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Daimler, VW, BASF and Fairphone have set up the Responsible Lithium Partnership to to promote sustainable development and tackle the negative impacts of material sourcing, beginning with a multi-stakeholder initiative into the impact of lithium mining in Chile

OEM battery cell supplier database

OEM and lithium-ion battery cell supplier database

2021-06-03T18:33:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Keep up with changing supplier relationships between electric vehicle manufacturers and battery cell suppliers in this database.

EV and hybrid EV assembly plant database

Electric vehicle and hybrid vehicle plant database

2021-06-03T17:33:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Track factory locations for electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicles by manufacturer, model and location

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Daimler Buses launches mobile 3D parts printing for aftersales

2021-05-14T13:47:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Daimler Buses and its aftersales service brand Omniplus have set up a mobile 3D printing centre that fits in a container for the local production of spare parts. The 36 sq.m facility will speed the delivery of spare parts to bus customers and cut down on the transport of those parts from fixed production and storage centres.

Toyota rescue

How the European automotive industry aims to build back semiconductor and chip supply

2021-05-04T10:24:00+01:00By Namrita Chow

OEMs, suppliers and EU officials are considering how best to develop Europe’s semiconductor supply bases to mitigate current and future shortages, but the broad gaps at many levels – including for older, larger chips – mean there will be no magic bullet


The way we buy cars has changed forever

2021-04-16T08:18:00+01:00By Namrita Chow

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated a latent online sales trend, with more than 50% of vehicles across Europe currently sold across some form of online channel, according to new research. This has solidified automakers’ roll out plans for new sales structures across the continent and beyond.


Bernd Pischetsrieder elected chairman of Daimler

2021-04-05T16:55:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Daimler has elected Bernd Pischetsrieder as chairman of its supervisory board, replacing Manfred Bischoff who is stepping down from the role after 14 years. 

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German carmakers race to secure European battery cell production

2021-02-15T12:41:00+00:00By Werner Beutnagel, Illya Verpraet

The millions of electric vehicles being produced also need millions of batteries. But where do the German manufacturers source their cells from?

Hambach Ineos Daimler Smart

Ineos finalises supply for Hambach takeover

2021-01-19T11:42:00+00:00By Illya Verpraet

Ineos Automotive has officially taken over operations of the Daimler plant in Hambach, France, after completing the purchase of the facility in December last year. It will start building the firm’s Grenadier off-roader in 2021, as well as continue to build the Smart EQ Fortwo until the end of its model cycle.

AL FVL Winter cover

AL FVL Winter 2020 Digital Edition


The winter digital edition of Automotive Logistics is out now, featuring an overview of how automotive supply chains have adapted during the crisis, and how digitalisation will reshape logistics. Plus insight on battery supply chains, used car logistics, vehicle logistics quality systems at Daimler and much more!

Mercedes CO2 neutral supply chain

Mercedes-Benz demands carbon neutrality from supply base

2020-12-07T13:30:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Mercedes-Benz is tasking its supply base with the supply of carbon-neutral battery cells and other parts as it strives toward a carbon-neutral vehicle fleet within the next 20 years, part of its Ambition 2039 environmental initiative.

Lynk & Co 01 Rear

More than one way to buy a car – subscription models and FVL

2020-11-16T10:19:00+00:00By Illya Verpraet

The Covid-19 crisis has forced dealers faced with closure to adopt online sales and subscription models. We take a look at what it means for the logistics sector and how start-up Lynk & Co is going all-in on it.

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