In March 2013, Johnson Matthey was among 16 suppliers recognised by Daimler for their contribution to the Daimler business...

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Daimler Trucks is a division of Daimler that produces light, medium and heavy duty trucks under several brand names, most notably Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, to safeguard its position and enhance profitability, the division launched its Daimler Trucks #1 (DT#1) initiative – a range of programmes to reap improvements worth €1.6 billion over two years.

Working With Daimler

The division invited its long time supplier, Johnson Matthey, to come on board in its measures to optimise procurement. Johnson Matthey supplies Daimler Trucks with a range of emission control catalysts for its heavy duty diesel vehicles.

Johnson Matthey has developed catalysts and systems to meet emissions standards – where the bar is regularly raised – in Europe, Brazil, the US and Japan. As part of the DT#1 initiative, it came up with a combination of measures that helped Daimler realise its business goals.

Johnson Matthey's Teamwork is Recognised

In March 2013, Johnson Matthey was among 16 suppliers recognised by Daimler for their contribution to the Daimler business over the previous year. In the procurement awards for Daimler Trucks and Buses, Johnson Matthey received an award for 'outstanding willingness to perform in the Daimler Trucks #1 project'. Daimler chairman Dieter Zetsche praised the teamwork and contribution of all the key suppliers, describing them as Daimler's key supporters.

Daimler is the second largest truck manufacturer in the world and its praise carries weight. But the automotive industry relies on an efficient streamlined supply chain, and Johnson Matthey has played its part in ensuring that Daimler's trucks are served by well performing environmental technology.