Daimler Buses is establishing a new wholly owned subsidiary: Daimler Buses Solutions GmbH specializes in designing and building e-infrastructure. “Existing expertise is being pooled in the subsidiary. Its stand-alone status and entrepreneurial freedom provide for fast growth and short decision-making processes, just like a start-up”, the group announced.

Dietrich Müller (51), former head of e‑systems at Daimler Buses, is taking over as managing director at Daimler Buses Solutions GmbH. Till Oberwörder, CEO of Daimler Buses, Mirko Sgodda, Head of Marketing, Sales and Customer Services at Daimler Buses and Dietrich Müller announced this at the UITP Global Public Transportation Summit in Barcelona today, 5th June.

Daimler Buses Solutions: focus on electric infrastructure

The company will serve customers across Europe. In cooperation with partners, the entire e‑infrastructure will be supplied from a single source, “From the custom-configured electric bus to the complete e-infrastructure for the depot, including construction measures, electrical installations, chargers, battery storage facilities, charging management systems, and other digital services”. Another highlight: If requested by customers, construction of the electrified depots will also be implemented independently of brands, it is stated.

As a next step, the portfolio will be additionally expanded to include services covering all aspects of the infrastructure required to operate buses with hydrogen-based fuel cell drives or range extenders, the group states.

Dietrich Müller, Managing Director of Daimler Buses Solutions GmbH: “We need to continuously develop our existing e-infrastructure service portfolio and scale it to meet demand. This will enable us to continue providing our customers with innovative solutions for their individual requirements. With the Daimler Buses Solutions GmbH, we have created the ideal conditions for this.”

Till Oberwörder: “At Daimler Buses we have a clear e-roadmap with regard to our products. Our strategic approach to electrification goes far beyond the vehicle itself. Our customers not only require electric buses, but also complete solutions for operating e-fleets. We are a genuine trailblazer with our offerings and we are channeling this experience into our new subsidiary. With Daimler Buses Solutions GmbH, our desire is to further expand the business area and provide the unit with maximum entrepreneurial freedom within a dynamic market environment.”

Mirko Sgodda: “We can only drive forward the transformation together with our customers if we can offer a perfectly coordinated overall package of e-buses and ecosystem. We are already providing transport companies with complete turnkey e-systems today. In line with the growing number of electrically powered buses, however, the complexity of electric infrastructure is also increasing. The pooling of all activities into one powerful business unit is an important milestone in optimally shaping our service portfolio for the future”.

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