Stuttgart-based Daimler is a German maker of cars, buses and trucks. The company had a bumper year in 2015, with its operating profit jumping by 36 percent and group revenue up 15 percent.
Once again, the solid annual earnings were driven largely by decent growth at its Mercedes-Benz division. This page collates the latest DW content on the company.
The fear often associated with new technologies is that machines will replace humans and take away their jobs. But a small family business in Southern Germany that serves companies like Daimler and Bosch is proving that this fear is unfounded. The Schnaithmann firm is helping pioneer the future of work.
Toyota is recalling 5.8 million cars worldwide over potentially deadly airbag inflators made by supplier Takata. Among the cars affected are the popular Corolla and Yaris models. And this might prove to be just the tip of the iceberg. Other carmakers - among them Daimler, VW and Fiat - installed the same component.
European antitrust authorities have fined four of Europe's biggest truckmakers a record €2.6 billion for price-fixing. Daimler, Iveco, DAF, and Renault Trucks were cited for collusion. It's part of a trend toward imposing stiffer penalties for breaking EU antitrust laws.