Between January and November 2011 Daimler Trucks received 420, 000 orders, a 26 percent increase from the same period last year, as well as the best new order figure since 2007.
Sales were also up 15 percent to 371,400 units during the same period. The results are mainly due to positive developments in the NAFTA region, where Daimler Trucks received orders for 124,400 units between January and November 2011, its best result since 2006 and an increase of 81 percent from the same period last year. Sales in the NAFTA region reached 102,400 units in the first 11 months of the year, up 47 percent from the previous year period.
In Western Europe, Daimler Trucks sold 53,500 units between January and November 2011, 11 percent more than during the same period in the previous year. In Japan, despite the March earthquake and tsunami, Daimler Trucks sold 111,500 units from January to November, about the same number as during the same period last year (112,100).
Daimler Trucks also annouced that production at plants around the world will remain at full capacity into the first quarter of 2012. Daimler Trucks expects to be able to increase annual sales to more than 500,000 units by 2013. The division also plans to be selling 700,000 trucks per year worldwide by the end of the decade.