Daimler Supports Victims of Hurricane Harvey Disaster in Texas
1 million US-Dollars for direct relief efforts American Red Cross will receive the donation
Stuttgart, Germany – In a joint effort Daimler AG’s US basedsubsidiaries Mercedes-Benz USA, Mercedes-Benz US International,Mercedes-Benz Financial Services and Daimler Trucks North Americasupport the population in southern U.S. states affected by HurricaneHarvey. The companies donate 1 million US-Dollars in total to thedistressed population coping with the storm’s catastrophic impact. Thedonation will be sent to the American Red Cross and will be used forimmediate disaster relief, emergency assistance and other servicesneeded by the victims of the hurricane.The American Red Cross is working around the clock in Houston, Texasand other affected cities and states to help the thousands of peoplewhose lives have been devastated. The hurricane is one of the biggestrainstorms in the history of the United States and has left a path ofdestruction and flooded areas. An estimated 30,000 people will needtemporary shelter and financial assistance.Those interested in supporting the American Red Cross' HurricaneHarvey recovery efforts can visit www.redcross.org to make a donationor to volunteer.
Daimler at a Glance
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 thebiggest producers of premium cars and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach.Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance, financial investments, creditcards, and innovative mobility services.The company’s founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history withthe invention of the automobile in the year 1886. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, it is a motivation andcommitment of Daimler to shape safely and sustainably the future of mobility: The Group’s focus is on innovative andgreen technologies as well as on safe and superior automobiles that appeal and fascinate. Daimler consequentlyinvests in the development of efficient drive trains with the long-term goal of locally emission-free driving: fromhightech combustion engines about hybrid vehicles to electric drive trains powered by battery or fuel cell.Furthermore, the company follows a consistent path towards intelligent connectivity of its vehicles, autonomousdriving and new mobility concepts. This is just one example of how Daimler willingly accepts the challenge ofmeeting its responsibility towards society and the environment. Daimler sells its vehicles and services in nearly allthe countries of the world and has production facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Africa. Itscurrent brand portfolio includes, in addition to the world’s most valuable premium automotive brand, Mercedes-Benz(Source: Interbrand-Study „The Anatomy of Growth“, 10/5/2016), as well as Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybachand Mercedes me, the brands smart, EQ, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, FUSO, Setra and Thomas BuiltBuses, and Daimler Financial Services’ brands: Mercedes-Benz Bank, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, DaimlerTruck Financial, moovel, car2go and mytaxi. The company is listed on the stock exchanges of Frankfurt and Stuttgart(stock exchange symbol DAI). In 2016, the Group sold around 3 million vehicles and employed a workforce of morethan 282,000 people; revenue totalled €153.3 billion and EBIT amounted to €12.9 billion.