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Mercedes-Benz Vans at a Glance. Edition 2013.

  1. 1. Mercedes-Benz Vans at a Glance.2013 Edition.
  2. 2. Contents. Management Team of Mercedes-Benz Vans 4 3rd-best Operating Result in Our History 5 Daimler at a Glance 6 Financial Figures 8 Sales Performance 9 Market Position 10 Highlights 2012/2013 12 Production Sites 18Our photos: Product Range Mercedes-Benz Vans 22 Press Contacts 26 Vito Daimler Brand Portfolio 30 Citan Sprinter
  3. 3. Management Team of Mercedes-Benz Vans. Introductory Remarks Volker Mornhinweg 3rd-best Operating Result in Our History Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans Mercedes-Benz Vans delivered a solid performance in 2012. We achieved the third-best operating result in our history, and our six percent return on sales made us the most profitable van manufacturer in the business. Despite the difficult market situation, Mercedes-Benz Vans successfully defended its leading position for medium and large vans in Europe and took market share away from its competitors. This demonstrates that the growth strategy involving the launch of the Citan urban delivery vehicle and the “Vans goes global” initiative is effective. Although sales dropped to 252,400 units worldwide (2011: 264,200), revenues totaled €9.1 billi- on and were thus almost as high as in the prior year (2011: €9.2 billion). The division’s EBIT dropped to €541 million (2011: €835 million). Profitable growth continues to be our priority this year, as shown by the following three examples. Now that we have successfully launched the Citan in Germany, we are gradually introducing the city van into all EU Rainer Klaus Dr. Sascha 27 markets. In Russia, which is Europe’s fastest-growing vans market, Rueß Maier Paasche we will work together with our partner GAZ to produce the Sprinter Clas- sic, along with the engines and components for this series, in Nizhny Head of Head of Sales Head of Novgorod. We also expect the introduction of the new generation of the Operations and Marketing Development Mercedes-Benz Sprinter to boost demand, starting in the middle of this Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz year. Vans Vans Vans In Argentina, Daimler AG is investing around €80 million in its production plant in Buenos Aires. In North America, Mercedes-Benz Vans is growing twice as fast as the market, with sales rising by 19 percent in 2012 to 21,500 units. This success is partly due to our dual-brand strategy, under which the Sprinter is sold as either a Mercedes-Benz or a Freightliner brand vehicle. As you can see, our vans are in demand all over world. Our activities are helping to shape the future of mobility on many continents, and our Martin Schad Klaus Gritsch Dr. Ulrich market-specific product ranges provide our customers with the best so- Leitner lutions for their needs. Head of Head of Head of Finance and Procurement Human Resources Sincerely, Controlling Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz Volker Mornhinweg Cars and Vans Vans Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans4| |5
  4. 4. Daimler at a Glance. Amounts in millions of euros Daimler at a Glance 2012 2011 EBIT 8,615 8,755 Net profit (loss) 6,495 6,029 Earnings (loss) per share (in euros) 5.71 5.32 Investment in property, plant and equipment 4,827 4,158 Research and development expenditure 5,644 5,634 Daimler AG is one of the world’s leading automakers. With its divi- sions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Amounts in millions of euros Daimler Buses, and Daimler Financial Services, the company is one of 2012 2011 the world’s largest suppliers of premium passenger vehicles and the largest globally operating commercial vehicle manufacturer. Daimler Revenue 114,297 106,540 Financial Services offers financing, leasing, fleet management, insu- Western Europe 39,377 39,387 thereof Germany 19,722 19,753 rance, and innovative mobility services. NAFTA 31,914 26,026 thereof United States 27,233 22,222 The company’s founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history Asia 25,126 22,643 with their invention of the automobile in 1886. As a pioneer in auto- thereof China 10,782 11,093 motive engineering, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility. Other markets 17,880 18,484 In particular, the company is focusing on innovative and green techno- logies as well as on safe, high-quality vehicles that fascinate and thrill By divisions customers. Mercedes-Benz Cars 61,660 57,410 Daimler Trucks 31,389 28,751 For many years now, Daimler has been investing in the development of Mercedes-Benz Vans 9,070 9,179 alternative drive systems in order to make emission-free driving possi- Daimler Buses 3,929 4,418 ble over the long term. In this context, Daimler offers not only hybrid Daimler Financial Services 13,550 12,080 vehicles but also the widest range of locally emission-free battery and fuel cell electric vehicles. After all, Daimler regards acting responsibly toward society and the environment as both a duty and a challenge. Employees (31.12.) 2012 2011 Daimler sells vehicles and services in nearly every country and has production facilities on five continents. Alongside Mercedes-Benz, the Total 275,087 271,370 world’s most valuable automobile brand, the current portfolio inclu- Germany 166,363 167,684 des smart, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, Fuso, Setra, and United States 21,720 20,702 Thomas Built Buses. The company is listed on the stock exchanges Rest of world 87,004 82,984 in Frankfurt and Stuttgart (stock exchange abbreviation DAI). In 2012, the Group sold 2.2 million vehicles and employed a workforce of over By divisions 275,000 people. Revenues totaled €114.3 billion and EBIT amounted Mercedes-Benz Cars 98,020 99,091 to €8.6 billion. Daimler Trucks 80,519 77,295 Mercedes-Benz Vans 14,916 14,889 Daimler Buses 16,901 17,495 Sales organisation 50,683 49,699 Daimler Financial Services 7,779 7,0656| |7
  5. 5. Mercedes-Benz Vans. Sales Performance. Financial Figures. 2012 2011 EBIT 541 835 Sales of Mercedes-Benz Vans Revenue 9,070 9,179 (in units) Return on sales 6% 9.1 % Investment in property, plant and equipment 223 109 Research and development expenditure 371 358 Mercedes-Benz Vans: Production 257,496 268,851 5,291 Sales Performance Financial Figures Unit sales 252,418 264,200 4,375 20,222 2,934 20,178 7,100 Citan* 2,700 Vario 30,468 2012 2011 23,300 Viano 2,892 79,058 Employees 78,288 Total 14,916 14,889 21,760 Germany 9,982 9,952 USA 99 93 67,492 Vito 60,400 Other Countries 4,835 4,844 2,976 55,877 11,668 46,260 2012 2011 Unit sales Total 252,400 264,200 -4% 184,341 184,349 Western Europe 164,900 178,300 -8% 163,299 159,000 Sprinter thereof Germany 71,000 77,600 -8% 143,695 Eastern Europe 24,000 22,600 +6% U.S. 21,500 18,000 + 19 % 104,669 Latin Amerika (excluding Mexiko) 14,000 13,700 +2% China 8,800 13,500 - 35 % Other markets 19,200 18,100 +4% Gesamt Gesamt Gesamt Gesamt Gesamt Gesamt 289,073 287,198 165,576 224,224 264,193 252,500 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 * Launched at the end of October 20128| |9
  6. 6. Market Position. Mid-Size/Large Van* (Region EU 24) Mercedes-Benz Vans: Market Position Mercedes-Benz Vans The brand with the star currently offers four van model series. The Citan urban delivery van (top, on the 18,1 Mercedes-Benz right) heads the list as the most recent addition to the van family. 17,7 VW The model is available as a panel van, Mixto variant, or crewbus 9,8 Ford in three wheelbase lengths of 3.94, 4.32, and 4.71 meters with a payload of 500, 600, or up to 800 kilograms. The tried-and-tested 13,4 Fiat Viano and Vito (top, on the left) have gross vehicle weight ratings Renault Group 14,5 of 3.05 and 3.2 tons, respectively. The Sprinter, Mercedes-Benz’ most successful van and a true global vehicle (top, second from left, and bottom), comes in three variants with a GVW ranging from 3 to 5 tons (the Sprinter is marketed in the NAFTA region un- Mid-Size Van Large Van der both the Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner brand names). Final- 18,9 Mercedes-Benz 17,6 Mercedes-Benz ly, there’s the well known Vario (top, second from right), which is 33,3 VW 16,3 Ford available as a crewbus, panel van, or chassis for use with various 16,7 Renault Group 9,7 Iveco body structures (GVW of 5 to 8.2 tons). 8,6 Opel/Vauxhall 19,3 Fiat 13,0 Renault Group *preliminary figures (as of February 11, 2013) Due to antitrust regulations, vehicle registration data is no longer provided in the UK (or in Bulgaria and Lithuania). This means that no figures on competitors’ market shares can be presented for all EU-27 nations. This is why the listing only covers the remaining EU-24 countries.10 | | 11
  7. 7. Highlights. 2012/2013. Journalists from all over Europe witnessed the Citan world premiere in Amsterdam » March 2012 Mercedes-Benz ly seven liters per 100 kilometers. Sprinter in winter tests at the The test vehicles demonstrated Arctic Circle. The tried-and-te- that at temperatures below minus sted Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is 30 degrees Celsius the Sprinter is constantly being further develo- able to fulfill its claim in relation to ped, and all the new modifications quality, safety, economy, and com- are tested under the harshest con- fort. What’s more, it is able to do ditions imaginable. For example, so even under the exceptional and prior to its market launch in the grueling conditions that prevail at spring of 2012, the new Sprinter the Arctic Circle. and its various upgraded features were extensively put through their » April 2012 Mercedes-Benz ­ itan: C paces at a special site in Arjeplog, World premiere in Amsterdam. Sweden. The trials focused on The Citan urban delivery van was comprehensive practical tests for unveiled to journalists shortly be- the new standard-fitted ADAPTIVE fore the RAI international commer- 2012/2013 ESP® system with expanded func- cial vehicle show in Amsterdam Highlights tions as well as for the first and (April 17–21, 2012). This model se- only seven-speed automatic van ries is the youngest member of the transmission with lock-up clutch. van family, where it has joined the The Blue EFFICIENCY package Sprinter and Vito. Its launch has and the new long axle ratio were made Mercedes-Benz a full-line also subjected to a fuel efficiency supplier in the van segment. The test and an evaluation of the asso- Citan is targeted at commercial ciated emission levels. The results customers in Europe. Its addition showed a fuel consumption of on- to the product range marked the ADAPTIVE ESP®, which was integrated into the Sprinter in 2012, raises the already exemplary level of safety provided by the van12 | | 13
  8. 8. First place once again: the Sprinter 313 CDI, Vito 113 CDI, and Vito E-CELL Vito EFFECT special edition MacGyver: Every hero needs a reliable partner entry of Mercedes-Benz Vans into which was presented for the se- high-quality standard features that tensive six-month testing program the key city van segment of the cond time in 2012. include a chromed radiator grille, as a letter and parcel delivery van future, thereby generating further 18-inch alloy wheels in vanadium that will travel all over Germany. growth potential for the division. » May 2012 Sprinter wins 2012 silver, dynamic side skirts, and Best Fleet Value in America bumpers and impact strips pain- First auto show presentation as » May 2012 Courier, Express, awards. The U.S. market research ted in the same color as the body. a full-line supplier. The IAA Com- and Parcel Van of the Year company Vincentric presented the A sporty driving experience is en- mercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Awards for the Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz Sprinter with its sured by five different diesel and Germany, attracts a lot of media Vito, Sprinter, and Vito E-Cell. Best Fleet Value in America award gasoline engines with outputs ran- attention. Last year’s show, which Mercedes-Benz vans were very for 2012. The model’s crewbus and ging from 70 kW (95 hp) to 190 kW took place from September 20 to successful once again in the com- panel van variants impressed the (258 hp). 27, 2012, enabled Mercedes-Benz petition for the Courier, Express, competition judges following an Vans to present itself to the public and Parcel Van of the Year Awards. extensive cost-analysis study. Spe- » August 2012 The MacGyver ye- as a full-line supplier. The IAA van The awards were presented in cifically, fleet operators confirmed ars are back. As usual, the uncon- presentation included the new Ci- 2012 for the 12th time by the ETM- that the van had the lowest overall ventional and inventive problem tan urban delivery van and the Vi- 2012/2013 Verlag publishing company, which lifecycle costs and displayed out- solver, who achieved cult status in to E-CELL crewbus, which is based Highlights is based in Stuttgart. The award-re- standing economy. The Sprinter the 1980s and 1990s, is using his on the Vito E-CELL panel van that lated tests were conducted on the models left their competitors be- brain, practical skills, and every- has been available ex-works since road and focused on functionality, hind especially in terms of value day items to defeat his enemies. 2010. Also on display was a Sprin- ride comfort, handling properties, retention, fuel efficiency (diesel), In a new version of the show star- ter E-CELL prototype, which can design, and economy. All in all, the insurance, and maintenance and ring MacGyver actor Richard De- be driven in cities and rural areas, testers took 600 test drives that repairs. Vincentric conducts the an Anderson, our hero relies on or on short highway trips. Along covered more than 9,000 kilome- cost analyses to support fleet ope- a very dependable vehicle — the with the new models, the presen- ters on the streets and roads in rators and managers with their pro- new Citan. And with good reason. tation featured the standard Vito/ the vicinity of a safety track near curement decisions. After all, the vehicle makes a big Viano and Sprinter vans equipped the city of Weimar. The Vito 113 impression in terms of comfort and with conventional combustion en- CDI was able to beat out strong » July 2012 Attractive Vito EFFECT safety with features such as tightly gines, BlueEFFICIENCY technolo- European competitors in the cate- special edition model. Customers upholstered seats with soft covers gy and, in some cases, ADAPTIVE gory for vans up to 2.8 tons GVW. that have special requirements or and the standard-fitted Electronic ESP®. In addition, Mercedes-Benz The Sprinter 313 CDI with its new want to highlight their firm’s excep- Stability Program (ESP®). Vans introduced its new Mobilo- 7G-Tronic seven-speed automatic tional performance with their com- Van customer mobility guarantee transmission and upgraded ESP pany vehicles can now purchase » September 2012 Citan tested to IAA visitors. The guarantee was package captured first place for the new Vito EFFECT special edi- by Deutsche Post. Deutsche Post launched as a standard feature on vans up to 3.5 tons GVW. The Vito tion model. The vehicle features a DHL, Germany’s biggest parcel de- October 1, 2012. E-CELL, an all-electric vehicle, was dynamic exterior in both its panel livery and logistics service provider, awarded the special Alternative van and Mixto versions. Its spor- has received the first Citan. DHL UPS puts its faith in the Sprinter. Drive Systems innovation prize, ty appearance is accentuated by will put the vehicle through an ex- UPS, the world’s biggest parcel de-14 | | 15
  9. 9. Supporting motor sports: the Sprinter 319 CDI 18 firefighting vehicles for Switzerland Sprinter: Construction all-rounder Electric power for the Danish post livery and logistics service provider, servicing, diagnosing, and optimi- attracting attention to itself and months, but it has already captured is putting its faith in the Mercedes- zing race cars. Schweizer Widberg thus the range of customized vans an award: The Mercedes-Benz Ci- Benz Sprinter. The van has been Motorsport has now procured two Mercedes-Benz offers for all types tan urban delivery van has been adapted to the company’s requi- Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 319 CDI of construction applications. Virtu- named Van of the Year in Spain by rements through the creation of high-roof models with the new 7G- ally no other type of vehicle has to the Transporte3 trade magazine. an integral body design and other TRONIC automatic transmission in be able to cope with such a wide modifications that were implemen- order to provide better technical variety of construction jobs as a 50 Mercedes-Benz Vito E-CELL ted by the Spier systems specialist. and logistics support to its onsite van. The tasks include short trips models for the Danish postal The new delivery vehicle stands out racing team. The motor sports ex- and highway journeys. In addition, service. Mercedes-Benz Danmark because of its significantly lower perts at the company were espe- vans must be able to operate as will deliver 50 battery-powered overall operating costs. cially impressed by the Sprinter’s tool transporters, special attach- electric vehicles to Post Danmark ride comfort, great fuel economy, ment carriers, service vehicles, and over the next few months as part » November 2012 Vito E-CELL for and low CO2 emissions. vehicles that transport construc- of the biggest order placed for Vito Finnish power company. A to- tion crews and materials. Vans E-CELL panel vans in Europe to tal of 12 electric Vito E-CELL vans » December 2012 Vario-based are thus indispensable helpers in date. Denmark is one of seven 2012/2013 are now operating in Helsinki, the firefighting vehicles for Switzer- the construction industry, They al- countries in Europe that were Highlights capital city of Finland. Here, they land. A total of 18 fire departments so make it possible to implement designated target markets by are making it possible to carry out in the Swiss canton of Solothurn specialized solutions for primary Mercedes-Benz Vans prior to the urban deliveries without generating placed a major procurement order and secondary construction appli- launch of the Vito E-CELL. local emissions. The vehicles are for firefighting vehicles based on cations ex works. Depending on being used by several energy supp- the Mercedes-Benz Vario 818 DA the jobs they’re needed for, the Five new assistance systems ly companies, as well as the Kuopio 4x4 model. The Vario ideally con- Citan and the tried-and-tested Vito improve safety. With its world pre- municipal authority, a construction forms to the requirements laid out and Sprinter model series can be miere presentations of Crosswind company, a commercial vehicle in the call for tenders. The vehicle’s tailored to any requirement. The Assist, Collision Prevention Assist, rental firm, and a software logistics engine delivers 130 kW (177 hp) portfolio of vans with the star the- and Blind Spot Assist, Mercedes- provider. and torque of 675 Nm to all four refore covers the complete range of Benz Vans is impressively under- wheels. The model is also compact variants from panel vans to Mixto scoring its role as an innovation Swiss motor sports team uses and highly maneuverable. In additi- versions, flatbeds, and crewbuses leader among van manufacturers. the Sprinter as a support vehi- on, it offers optimal payload capa- for transporting workers. All of the The new systems will be introduced cle. Whether it’s Le Castellet (F), city with its 8.2-ton gross vehicle vehicles are also available ex works in just a few months to the vans wi- Imola (I), Magny-Cours (F), or the weight rating. with special body and interior desi- th the star. Also making their debut Westfalenfahrt, Ruhr-Pokal-Ren- gns from selected system partners are Lane Keeping Assist and High- nen, or Münsterlandpokal races » February 2013 Mercedes-Benz as part of the Mercedes-Benz Van- beam Assist. “With our vans, we in Germany — Schweizer Widberg vans for construction sites. The Solution program. have been a pioneer in safety from Motorsport AG can be found at bauma 2013 trade show, which the very beginning — and we’re now racing venues all over Europe. The will take place from April 15 to 21 And the winner is — the Citan! It’s ushering in a new era of innovati- company specializes in building, in Munich, Germany, is already only been on the market for a few on,” says Volker Mornhinweg.16 | | 17
  10. 10. Production Sites. Düsseldorf, Ludwigsfelde, Stuttgart, Germany Maubeuge, France Vitoria, Spain Charleston (SC), USA Fuzhou, China Production Sites González Catan, Argentina
  11. 11. Düsseldorf Charleston Germany USA Number of employees 6,537 Van body and assembly plant Number of employees 99 Van assembly plant (Sprinter) (Sprinter) Ludwigsfelde González Catan Germany Argentina Number of employees 2,076 Van body and assembly plant Number of employees 1,571 Van body and assembly plant (Sprinter) (Sprinter) Stuttgart Fuzhou Germany China Number of employees 1,369 Central operations and Number of employees 1,556 Van body and assembly plant development (Vito, Viano und Sprinter) Production Sites Maubeuge Vitoria France Spain Strategic alliance with Number of employees 3,264 Van body and assembly plant Renault-Nissan (Vito und Viano) Van body and assembly plant (Citan)20 | | 21
  12. 12. Product RangeMercedes-Benz Vans. Mercedes-Benz Vans Product Range
  13. 13. Mercedes-Benz Citan Permissible gross vehicle weight 1.79 t to 2.2 t Wheelbase lengths 3,940, 4,320, 4,710 mm Variants Panel van, crewbus, mixed-use vehicle Engines/output Diesel 55, 66, 81 kW Gasoline 84 kW Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz Vito Sprinter Permissible gross vehicle weight 2.77 to 3.2 t Permissible gross vehicle weight 3.0 to 5.0 t Wheelbase lengths 3,200, 3,430 mm Wheelbase lengths 3,250, 3,665, 4,325 mm Variants Panel van, crewbus, mixed-use vehicle Variants Crewbus, panel van, flatbed truck, Engines/output Diesel 70, 100, 120, 165 kW chassis, twin cabin Gasoline 190 kW Engines/output Diesel 70, 95, 120, 140 kW E-CELL 60 kW Gasoline 115, 190 kW NGT/LGT 115 kW Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz Viano Vario Permissible gross vehicle weight 2.77 to 3.05 t Permissible gross vehicle weight 6.0 to 8.2 t Wheelbase lengths 3,200, 3,430 mm Wheelbase lengths 3,150, 3,700, 4,250, 4,800 mm Variants 3 equipment lines Variants Chassis, panel van, flatbed truck, Viano Marco Polo dump truck, twin cabin Engines/output Diesel 100, 120, 165 kW Engines/output Diesel 95, 115, 130 kW Gasoline 190 kW Mercedes-Benz Vans Product Range24 | | 25
  14. 14. Mercedes-Benz Vans Press Contacts. Jörg Howe Head of Communications Daimler AG Tel. +49 (0) 711-17 4 13 41 Fax +49 (0) 711-17 4 13 69 e-mail: Global Communications Global Business Communications Commercial Vehicles Commercial Vehicles Heinz Gottwick Uta Leitner Head of Global Communications Head of Global Business Communications Commercial Vehicles Commercial Vehicles Tel. +49 (0) 711-17 4 15 25 Tel. +49 (0) 711-17 4 15 26 Fax +49 (0) 711-17 5 20 06 Fax +49 (0) 711-17 5 20 06 e-mail: e-mail: Bernd Weber Business Communications Commercial Vehicles, Trucks Europe, Daimler Buses & Mercedes-Benz Vans Tel. +49 (0) 711-17 4 15 49 Fax +49 (0) 711-17 5 20 06 e-mail: Sebastian Michel Business Communications Commercial Vehicles, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses, Düsseldorf, Ludwigsfelde, Mannheim & Neu-Ulm Tel. +49 (0) 711-17 4 15 60 Fax +49 (0) 711-17 5 20 06 e-mail: sebastian.michel@daimler.com26 | | 27
  15. 15. Mercedes-Benz Vans Press Contacts. Product Communications Mercedes-Benz Vans & Communications, International Market Management & R&D Commercial Vehicles Market Relations Katja Bott Georg Beuerle Head of Product and Business Communications International Market Management Mercedes-Benz Vans, & Market Relations R&D Communications Commercial Vehicles Tel. +49 (0) 711-17 8 37 96 Fax +49 (0) 711-17 19 06 40 82 Tel. +49 (0) 711-17 8 40 20 e-mail: Fax +49 (0) 711-17 5 20 30 e-mail: Martin Adam Communications, Commercial Vehicles R&D Tel. +49 (0) 711-17 5 55 10 Fax +49 (0) 711-17 5 20 38 e-mail: Albrecht Eckl Product Communications Mercedes-Benz Vans Tel. +49 (0) 711-17 5 21 31 Fax +49 (0) 711-17 5 20 38 e-mail: Lisa Kost Test Vehicles Mercedes-Benz Vans Tel. +49 (0) 711-17 5 21 61 Fax +49 (0) 711-17 5 20 30 e-mail: lieselotte.kost@daimler.com28 | | 29
  16. 16. Mercedes-Benz CarsDaimler Brand Portfolio. Daimler Trucks Mercedes-Benz Vans Daimler Buses Daimler Financial Services | 31
  17. 17. Daimler AGStuttgart (Germany)