Daimler Trucks: The automobile manufacturer in the commercial vehicles occupied only second place. Source: AP
DUISBURG HB. Daimler is according to a study by Chinese manufacturer Beiqi Foton world’s largest commercial vehicle Bauer been replaced . The Stuttgart company suffered last year hard by the crisis in Europe , the USA, Russia , and fell with only produced 425 000 vans , trucks and buses clearly back to second place . The findings of a survey of CAR Center for Automotive Research at the University of Duisburg -Essen show . For the first time since the Second World War with China is therefore Beiqi Foton ‘s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer in the world – with around 580 000 produced vans , trucks and buses.
In 2008 , Daimler- production was still 811 000 vehicles be . " In 2010, the race for first place but again very close, " CAR- director Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer said on Sunday. Daimler recovering in leaps and bounds – but also Beiqi Foton was driven by the Chinese market and have found in the first seven months increased its production by 18 percent.
In the squares of the largest manufacturers follow in 2009 Dongfeng Motor ( China/416 000 units) , Tata ( Indien/320 000) and the China First Auto Group, with 310 000 vehicles . Thus there are four of the five largest producers in Asia.
The largest market for commercial vehicles is the Department that China expected 6.75 million commercial vehicle sales this year. So account for 55 percent of global sales to China – 2005, it still 23 and in 2000 only 18 percent. Essential faster than the passenger car sector in Asia have a new center of the Commercial vehicle business evolved , "said Dudenhöffer . "Without Asia bim truck business is no more. "
After China followed by Japan (740 000 units ) and India with a expected sales of 660,000 vehicles this year. Germany ( 263 000 ) is located behind France (445 000) to place five. The United States ranked in the major commercial vehicle markets only ranked 10th This has to do so , however , that the popular Pick- ups and SUVs are counted mainly as cars. The large Distance between France and Germany, explains the fact that The French vans buy more than private cars.