Daimler and VW execs to discuss possible partnership extension

Article by Anita Panait, on September 11, 2012

Executives from German carmakers Daimler and Volkswagen will hold a meeting this month to discuss the possible extension of a partnership to build light commercial vehicles. Volker Mornhinweg, head of Daimler unit Mercedes-Benz Vans, told Reuters that he will meet with the chief of VW commercial vehicles to explore possibilities for further cooperation between the two carmakers.

According to Mornhinweg, the meeting with his counterpart from VW will be held during the IAA international auto show for commercial vehicles in Hanover, Germany, at the end of the month. Daimler and VW currently cooperate in producing transporter vans. Daimler is building the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter along with VW's Crafter van, using the same technology platform.

Daimler produces around 40,000 Crafter vans at its Duesseldorf plant in Germany, but the set-up may change in 2016 when the deal between the carmakers expires in 2016. In March 2012, VW said it may not extend an agreement with Daimler to develop the successor model for the Crafter after it acquired a majority stake in MAN in November 2011.

Mornhinweg remarked that Daimler is large enough to survive even if the partnership agreement with VW is not extended. He quipped that Daimler would offer to include VW in a partnership with Renault-Nissan. Daimler and Nissan inked an agreement earlier this year that entails having the former’s Mitsubishi Fuso truck unit supply its Fuso Canter light truck to Nissan. In return, Nissan will also supply the Atlas F24 truck to Fuso.

If you liked the article, share on:

Topics: daimler, vw, partnership

Comments

Recommended

Before the W177 goes on sale in 2018, Mercedes-Benz had to go back to the drawing board to check on the A Class’ interior. This is because the new model...
by - November 24, 2017
If you see the Aston Martin’s 2018 Vantage, you would think that it is significantly different from most of Aston’s GT lineup. For instance, if the DB11 is a fine...
by - November 24, 2017
Even as Chevrolet is making a huge splash in the industry with the recent launch of the new Corvette ZR1, there may be trouble brewing. Chevrolet has announced huge discounts...
by - November 24, 2017
The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD has arrived this week at the snowy mountains in Colorado for its winter long debut. GMC’s tracked Sierra Mountain Concept will be on display at...
by - November 24, 2017
We’re willing to bet that the Bentley Bentayga is not the first thing that comes to mind for most people who are into off-roading and outdoor activities. It just doesn’t...
by - November 23, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries