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17 - Daimler

A visitor walks past the "Future Bus" at the booth of the Daimler AG on the grounds of the IAA Nutzfahrzeuge (IAA Commercial Vehicles) fair on September 21, 2016 in Hanover, northern Germany. The IAA Commercial Vehicles trade show for transport, logistics and mobility, will open its doors for visitors from September 22 to 29, 2016. According to the organisers, 2013 exhibitors from 52 countries will present their trends as digitization, electric mobility and urban logistics. / AFP / dpa / Peter Steffen / Germany OUT (Photo credit should read PETER STEFFEN/AFP/Getty Images) Peter Steffen— AFP/Getty Images

The German automobile manufacturer carries a long history, starting with Carl Benz applying for a patent for his “vehicle powered by a gas engine” in 1886. Today the company is better known for its luxury line, the Mercedes-Benz. But the Mercedes-Benz is just one of Daimler’s many divisions. The company also makes and sells city buses, coaches, and bus chassis around the world. Lately, Daimler’s had its hands full trying to handle a growing crisis over diesel emissions concerns by recalling more than 3 million vehicles.

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Key Metrics & Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$169483
Revenue Percent Change2.2%
Profits ($M)$9,428.4
Assets ($M)$256262
Profits Percent Change0.9%
Employees282488
Previous Rank16

Company Facts

Employees282488
SectorMotor Vehicles & Parts
IndustryMotor Vehicles and Parts
CEODieter Zetsche
HQ LocationStuttgart, Germany
Websitewww.daimler.com
Years on Global 500 List23

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