The workforce

Due to the growth in unit sales and revenue that we expect for 2016, production volumes will continue rising. At the same time, the efficiency-enhancing measures we have implemented at all divisions in recent years will now take full effect. The medium- and long-term programs 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 only slight workforce growth. Additional jobs are likely to be created at companies that we operate together with Chinese partners and whose employees are not included in the figures for the Daimler Group.

Overall statement on future development
Research and development