Daimler Truck  has announced that despite the impacts of  Covid and the continuing supply chain issues it registered a 14.2 per cent increase in its global truck sales volume, with the World’s largest truck and bus maker delivering 520,291 vehicles in the calendar year 2022.

The truck and bus giant performed particularly well in North America where it is the market leader, delivering 186,779 units for the year, an increase of  15 .2 per cent on the 2021 result, with the company saying the performance was driven by extremely high product demand.

The Mercedes Benz brand registered a 17.7 per cent increase in unit sales, delivering 166,369 vehicles in 2022, while Daimler’s Asian operations saw more modest, but still positive growth with an 8.8 per cent increase on ’21 thanks to sales of 155,967 vehicles. The company’s bus operations were up 28.3 per cent globally on the back of sales of 24,041 buses and coaches for the year.

Daimler Trucks CEO, Martin Daum,  said the result underlined Daimler’s strong market position and concluded its first year as an independent company.

“It was an expected strong sales result underlining our strong market position,  and despite the challenging macro-economic situation in 2022, all our segments could increase the sales of trucks and buses. This is a joint success of the entire Daimler Truck team,” Daum said .

For the individual segments as well as the Daimler Truck Group as a whole, the unit sales are as follows:

Daimler Truck  has scheduled its intention to report in detail on its financial and non-financial key figures for the fiscal year 2022, at  both Group and segment level, as well as presenting its forecast for the current fiscal year 2023, at a virtual Annual Results Conference on the 10th March.