Daimler Buses acquires a 5.25% stake in IVU AG; strategic partnership for built-in mobility

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Daimler Buses (EvoBus GmbH) is buying a 5.25% stake in Berlin-based software program options supplier IVU Site visitors Applied sciences AG. The vendor of the fairness stake is the charitable basis Gerlind & Ernst Denert-Stiftung established by IVU’s earlier CEO, Prof. Ernst Denert. The transaction additionally includes a strategic partnership between IVU and Daimler Buses to supply built-in mobility options for the general public transport of tomorrow.

Public transport is present process a radical transformation; Daimler Buses has recognized three points that can have a major affect on the transport transformation: growing connectivity; electrical mobility; and digital mobility providers. The companions need to work collectively to develop progressive, built-in options that transcend the car itself and the normal IT transport system.

Our IVU.suite commonplace resolution is among the main techniques for useful resource planning and fleet administration, and is already paving the way in which extensively for the general public transport of tomorrow. Via the strategic partnership with Daimler Buses, we’re constructing synergies for technological improvement and strengthening our worldwide market presence.

—Martin Müller-Elschner, CEO of IVU Site visitors Applied sciences

Electro mobility is altering notably the circumstances for all market individuals. As a number one producer, we’re already advising our costumers right now on the right way to benefit from our buses and particularly our electrical buses. Via the cooperation with IVU, we’re positioning ourselves even stronger as an built-in system supplier for public transport.

—Until Oberwörder, Head of Daimler Buses and Chief Government of EvoBus GmbH

In 2018 Daimler Buses noticed main gross sales development, promoting 30,900 buses and chassis worldwide (in contrast with 28,700 within the prior yr). The sustained excessive demand for full buses, the slowly recovering Brazilian economic system and development in India had been main contributors to this gross sales success.

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The Daimler Buses division was thus capable of keep its place as market chief in an important core markets EU30 (EU, Switzerland and Norway), Brazil, Argentina and Mexico. Return on gross sales was 5.9 % (in contrast with 6.2 % within the prior yr) and was due to this fact in keeping with targets.

Based mostly on the continued favorable market circumstances, Daimler Buses expects a significant gross sales enhance in 2019. In Europe and India specifically, the Buses division anticipates constructive gross sales improvement. For the present enterprise yr the enterprise unit is aiming for a Return on Gross sales between 5 and seven %.

At Daimler Buses we’re more than happy with the 2018 enterprise yr. We’ve considerably elevated our worldwide gross sales. With the market launch of our absolutely electrical Mercedes-Benz eCitaro, new digital providers and our new-generation minibus, we now have additionally taken some essential steps towards the longer term.

It’s our intention to be the world’s main supplier of buses and mobility providers. To take action we’re pursuing a technique with three clear working fields: our international market presence, our function as a know-how chief and enterprise excellence. Sooner or later we are going to proceed to supply the most effective complete options to our prospects because the main supplier across the globe—with the most effective autos and the most effective package deal of providers, consulting and mobility options.

—Until Oberwörder

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