Mercedes-Benz Cars to slash €1bn in costs by 2022

14 November 2019 - 16:32 By Reuters
Daimler shares fell sharply on Thursday.
Daimler shares fell sharply on Thursday.
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Daimler shares fell sharply on Thursday after the German carmaker said tougher emissions rules will hit earnings in 2020 and 2021, forcing it to seek more than €1 billion (roughly R16,324,670,000) in personnel cuts at Mercedes-Benz Cars by the end of 2022.

The company said it expects to achieve a return on sales from operating activities at Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans of at least 4% in the year 2020 and at least 6% in 2022.

Earlier this year, Daimler had said it hoped to achieve a return on sales of 3% to 5% at Mercedes-Benz Cars.


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