Main Locations of Daimler Trucks in Europe, Mercedes-Benz

As of December 31, 2018

Stuttgart, Germany

Number of employees:4,190
Plant founded:1904
Headquarter functions, sales, product engineering

Wörth, Germany

Number of employees: 10,281
Plant founded:                                1963
Production of Mercedes-Benz trucks: Actros, Arocs, Atego, and production of Mercedes-Benz special trucks: Econic, Unimog, Zetros

Mannheim, Germany

Number of employees:5,258
Plant founded:1908
Production of medium and heavy-duty engines for commercial vehicles and industrial applications, foundry, competence center for emission-free mobility, remanufactured engines for commercial vehicles and cars

Kassel, Germany

Number of employees:2,892
Plant founded:1810
Incorporation of the plant into Daimler-Benz AG:1969
Production of front and rear axles, propeller shafts, and components for commercial vehicles, vans, and cars

Gaggenau, Germany

Number of employees:6,417
Plant founded:1894
Transformation into
Benz-Werke Gaggenau GmbH:
Production of transmissions, planetary and portal axles, and torque converters for commercial vehicles, vans, and cars; international logistics (Consolidation Center)

Aksaray, Turkey

Number of employees:1,960
Plant founded:1986
Production of Mercedes-Benz Actros and Arocs trucks; product development

Molsheim, France

Number of employees:555
Plant founded:1967
Incorporation of the plant into Daimler-Benz AG:1970
Customization of special purpose vehicles (Mercedes-Benz Custom Tailored Trucks)

Tramagal, Portugal

Number of employees:362
Plant founded:1964
Production of light trucks: FUSO Canter, FUSO Canter Eco Hybrid, FUSO eCanter

Kawasaki, Japan

Number of employees:3,143
Plant founded:1943
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), head office functions:

  • Kawasaki R&D, IT and procurement: Engineering, research and development, Global Hybrid Center, procurement, information technology
  • Kawasaki Plant: Production of light, medium-duty, and heavy-duty trucks, eCanter, engines, and axles; industrial engines

Kitsuregawa, Japan

Number of employees:312
Plant founded:1980
Proving ground, test track for truck and bus development

Aikawa, Japan

Number of employees:179
Plant founded:1975
FUSO Nakatsu plant, production of transmissions

Chennai, India

Number of employees:4,208
Plant founded:2012
Production of medium and heavy-duty BharatBenz, FUSO, Mercedes-Benz, and Freightliner trucks, engines, and transmissions; research and development, proving grounds, test track

Portland/OR, USA

Number of employees:3,099
Plant founded:1942
Daimler Trucks North America LLC, Western Star truck assembly, head office functions, research and development

Cleveland/NC, USA

Number of employees:2,891
Plant founded:1989
Daimler Trucks North America LLC, assembly of Freightliner and Western Star trucks

Mount Holly/NC, USA

Number of employees:1,723
Plant founded:1979
Daimler Trucks North America LLC, assembly of Freightliner trucks



Santiago Tianguistenco, Mexico

Number of employees:2,280
Plant founded:1969
Transformation into Freightliner-plant:1991
Daimler Trucks North America LLC, truck assembly: Freightliner M2, Columbia, Coronado, SD114, and Cascadia

Saltillo, Mexico

Number of employees:3,887
Plant founded:2008
Daimler Trucks North America LLC, Freightliner Cascadia truck assembly

High Point/NC, USA

Number of employees:1,743
Plant founded:1916
Thomas Built Buses, school bus assembly, research and development

Redford/MI, USA

Number of employees:2,634
Plant founded:1938
Detroit Diesel Corporation, production of engines, transmissions, axle and powertrain components including turbo charger

Gaffney/South Carolina/USA

Number of employees:974
Plant founded:1995
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC), chassis for vans, school buses, shuttle buses, and camper vans

Gastonia/North Carolina/USA

Number of employees:1,247
Plant founded:1979
Daimler Trucks North America LLC, parts production

São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil

Number of employees:6,540
Plant founded:1956
Production of Mercedes-Benz Axor, Atron, Atego, and Accelo trucks, engines, axles, and transmissions, press shop and bus chassis, technological development center

Juiz de Fora, Brazil

Number of employees:944
Plant founded:1999
Production of Mercedes-Benz Actros and cabs for all Mercedes-Benz trucks: Atego, Accelo, Actros, Axor and Atron

Cooperation with Kamaz Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia

Daimler AG holds 15 percent shares of Kamaz. The 50-50 joint ventures Mercedes-Benz Trucks Vostok and Fuso Kamaz Trucks Rus were merged in 2015 and now operate under the name of DAIMLER KAMAZ RUS (DK RUS). In addition, in 2012 Daimler and Kamaz signed a license agreement for Axor cabs, as well as contracts for the supply of Mercedes-Benz engines and axles to Kamaz. As part of the technology partnership between Daimler and Kamaz, the two companies are jointly building a local cab production facility and forming a procurement partnership within the joint venture DK RUS.

Daimler has had a strategic partnership with Kamaz since 2008. Their joint venture, DAIMLER KAMAZ RUS (DK RUS), manufactures Mercedes-Benz trucks (Actros, Arocs and Unimog) and the FUSO Canter. Buses branded Mercedes-Benz (Conecto, Intouro, Tourismo) and SETRA (TopClass) are also sold.

Cooperation with Foton Beijing, China

Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive (BFDA) produces and sells Auman trucks. The brand’s portfolio encompasses the EST-A, EST, GTL and ETX, and covers all potential applications for the domestic markets. BFDA has the capacity to produce more than 100,000 trucks per year. In the Beijing city district of Huairou, BFDA built a plant for the production of the Mercedes-Benz 6-cylinder inline engine, which will be used in Auman trucks.

Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive (BFDA)
In 2011 Daimler and Beiqi Foton Motor Co., Ltd. created a 50-50 joint venture for the production of medium and heavy-duty Auman trucks.