Annual Report 2016

The workforce

Due to the growth in unit sales and revenue that we expect, production volumes will continue rising in 2017. At the same time, the efficiency-enhancing measures we have implemented in recent years at all divisions are now taking effect. The medium- and long-term measures we have taken for structural improvements of our business processes should facilitate further efficiency progress. Against this backdrop, we assume that we will be able to achieve our ambitious growth targets with slight workforce growth. Additional employees will be required in particular for the expansion of our international production network, as well as in the area of research and development for projects in the future areas of electric mobility and digitization. More jobs are likely to be created also at companies that we operate together with Chinese partners and whose employees are not included in the figures for the Daimler Group.

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Overall statement on future development
Research and development