Annual Report 2017

The workforce

Due to the growth in unit sales and revenue we anticipate, production volumes will continue rising in 2018. At the same time, the efficiency-enhancing measures we have implemented at all divisions in recent years are now taking effect. The medium- and long-term measures we have taken for structural improvements in our business processes should facilitate further efficiency progress. Against this backdrop, we assume that we will be able to achieve our growth targets with only slight workforce growth. Additional jobs will be created in particular through 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. Companies that we operate together with Chinese partners and whose employees are not included in the figures for the Daimler Group are also likely to recruit additional employees.

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Overall statement on future development
Research and development