Daimler Truck is a truck manufacturer headquartered in Germany. It is recognized in the Business Expansion, Innovation, and Investments categories in the 2023 rankings due to its investment in the development of digital engineering platforms, research and development and new electric and hydrogen vehicles.
In one notable project the company entered a partnership with Siemens Digital Industries Software on the development of a digital engineering platform that will allow Daimler Truck to further commercial vehicle innovation and the efficient product development and lifecycle management of trucks and buses.
Part of this future vehicle development is electric trucks, and the company has already started production on the Mercedes-Benz eEconic, the second electric truck in the range and one designed for urban waste disposal use.
The company has also been experimenting with liquid hydrogen, testing a Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck fuel-cell prototype at its development center in Woerth. In partnership with Air Liquide the company celebrated the first successful liquid hydrogen (LH2) refueling of the truck where cryogenic liquid hydrogen at minus 253 degrees Celsius was filled into two 40 kg tanks mounted on either side of the chassis.
Daimler Truck also invested in product development through the opening of a new product engineering and IT center, the Daimler Truck Innovation Center India (DTICI) in Bangalore. The center will focus on research, product engineering and IT capabilities, including vehicle engineering, powertrain engineering, software development for electronic control units, computer aided engineering (CAE), computer aided design (CAD) and IT programming.
Daimler Truck develops, manufactures, and distributes light, medium and heavy-duty trucks, city and intercity buses, coaches and bus chassis. The company also provides financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance, and mobility services.
Daimler markets its offerings under various brands including Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Western Star, FUSO, BharatBenz, Thomas Built Buses and Setra.
The company has production, distribution, sales and other facilities in North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Africa regions. It has a partnership with Beiqi Foton Motor Co Ltd to produce trucks under the Auman brand in China.
Daimler Truck Holding AG is headquartered in Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.