To fight against the spread of COVID-19, luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has started operation of a production plant for mouth and nose masks at its Sindelfingen plant, in Germany. The fully automatic production line has a daily capacity of more than 100,000 masks.
- Mercedes-Benz will not only make the masks produced in Sindelfingen available to its own employees; it also wants to support external institutions as part of its social responsibility.
- In order to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic Mercedes-Benz is focusing on mouth and nose masks.
The prominent deals and joints ventures by Daimler are mentioned below:
July 2020: Mercedes-Benz has announced a strategic partnership with the Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis Energy Co., Ltd., including taking an equity stake. This is another important step on its journey towards CO2–neutral mobility.
May 2020: Daimler Truck AG signed an agreement with the British technology group Rolls-Royce plc to cooperate on stationary fuel-cell generators as CO2-neutral emergency power generators for safety-critical facilities such as data centers.
April 2020: The worlds leading commercial vehicle manufacturer Volvo Group announced an agreement to establish a new joint venture with Daimler Truck AG to develop, produce and commercialize fuel cell systems for heavy-duty vehicle and other applications.
January 2020, Mercedes-Benz AG and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, the German and Chinese automotive groups, announced that they have formally established the global joint venture smart Automobile Co., Ltd. for the smart brand after receiving the regulatory approvals.
About Daimler AG
Daimler AG, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, is one of the largest global producers of premium cars and other commercial vehicles. The company has a workforce of approximately 298,700 people worldwide, with production facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Africa region. The companys brand portfolio includes, premium automotive brand -Mercedes-Benz as well as Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach and Mercedes me, the brands smart, EQ, Western Star, BharatBenz, FUSO, Freightliner, Setra and Thomas Built Buses, and Daimler Mobility brands: Mercedes-Benz Bank, Daimler Truck Financial, Athlon. Daimler AG also provides insurance and financial services.