Facts & Figures
The company’s founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history with the invention of the automobile in the year 1886. 125 years later, in anniversary year 2011, Daimler AG is one of the world’s most successful automotive companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides its customers with a full range of automotive financial services including financing, leasing, insurance and fleet management.
As an automotive pioneer, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility. The Group applies innovative and green technologies to produce safe and superior vehicles which fascinate and delight its customers. With the development of alternative drive systems, Daimler is the only vehicle producer investing in all three technologies of hybrid drive, electric motors and fuel cells, with the goal of achieving emission-free mobility in the long term. This is just one example of how Daimler willingly accepts the challenge of meeting its responsibility towards society and the environment.
Daimler sells its vehicles and services in nearly all the countries of the world and has production facilities on five continents. In addition to Mercedes-Benz, the world’s most valuable automotive brand, Daimler’s brand portfolio includes smart, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, Fuso, Setra, and Thomas Built Buses. The company is listed on the stock exchanges of Frankfurt and Stuttgart (stock exchange symbol DAI).
About Daimler Middle East & Levant (DMEL)
Daimler Middle East & Levant (DMEL) is part of Daimler Central/Eastern Europe, Africa & Asia (DCAA) stationed in Dubai, United Arab Emirates as Regional Office for Sales & After-Sales support for Middle East markets (GCC, Levant, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan & Yemen). The purpose of our Regional Office is to be closer to the customer, to enhance market sensitivity and to increase the added value efficiently and within short time. The Office has been set-up and operational since November 1998 as DaimlerChrysler Middle East, when Daimler-Benz and Chrysler International joined forces and merged.
The new office (Regional Office Middle East) in the Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai was officially opened on 7th April 2001.
In March 2008, DaimlerChrysler Middle East became Daimler Middle East & Levant after the demerger of Chrysler Group and hosts the following of Daimler divisions for the brands Mercedes-Benz Cars, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Mercedes-Benz Buses and Daimler Trucks:
- Sales & Marketing
- After Sales
- Regional Logistics Centre
- Network Development and Training Centre
- Finance Controlling and Administration
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
DMEL is 150 employees strong and proudly offers a multi-cultural and diverse working environment with over 29 different nationalities working under one roof.
The distribution is organised via an exclusive General Distributor (GD) network in 13 markets/territories. All GD’s have responsibility for MBC, Trucks, Vasn and Evobus products - approximately 90 authorized retail and service outlets. The GD’s average contract tenure is 40 years.