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Daimler Financial Services is amongst the world’s best employers

Pretoria – Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler division to which Mercedes-Benz Financial Services South Africa belongs, has been ranked as one of the world’s best 25 employers. This is the outcome of an anonymous survey among its 10,000 employees and a ranking of its HR- and Leadership programmes by the independent Great Place to Work Institute. More than 4,100 companies participated in the study and approximately seven million employees took part in the survey. In 2014, Daimler Financial Services made it to the list of the world’s 25 most attractive employers as number 19. In this year’s list, Daimler Financial Services improved and jumped from to rank 5. It is still the only German company represented on this list.

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  • Independent Great Place to Work Institute ranks Daimler Financial Services – the Daimler division Mercedes-Benz Financial Services South Africa belongs to – among world’s best 25 employers
  • Daimler Financial Services is the first and only German company among the 25 top employers
  • Ranking based on employees’ survey and HR- and Leadership programs

To qualify for the global list, a company must be one of the top employers in at least five countries; it must have at least 5,000 employees; and at least 40 percent of its employees must work outside the company’s home country. Locally, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services South Africa, wholly-owned by Mercedes-Benz South Africa, employees participated in the global anonymous survey. Earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz South Africa group of companies, was certified as a Top Employer by the independent Top Employer Institute. Bodo Uebber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG for Finance & Controlling and Daimler Financial Services stated: “The investment in our employees and our culture pays off. We are excited about their positive feedback which also shows their dedication and passion towards their jobs.”

“Engaged and motivated employees are the foundation of our success. At Daimler Financial Services, we empower, trust, and respect our employees as well as enhance diversity and equality of opportunity. That is our recipe for a positive corporate culture and we invest in it every day,” states Klaus Entenmann, CEO Daimler Financial Services AG.

“We, as Mercedes-Benz Financial Services South Africa, are extremely proud to be part of a company ranked as the 5th best multinational employer as voted by our people in 2016. Employee well-being, motivation and staff engagement is vital in providing exemplary customer and dealer service. Here in South Africa, we are continuously striving to maintain this high level of employee satisfaction. This global achievement is yet another accolade to complement our Top Employer2017 status,” stated Joerg Essig, CEO and Chairman of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services South Africa.

Germany’s best employer

Daimler Financial Services ranked as the number one attractive employers this year in Germany with its’ subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Bank. Mercedes-Benz Bank is among the leading auto banks and employs around 1,900 people in Stuttgart, Berlin and Saarbrücken. Additionally, the bank’s Service Center in Berlin was recognized with an award for its apprenticeship program.

2nd best employer in Europe

Daimler Financial Services ranked number two in the European ranking. In total, around 5,900 employees work for Daimler Financial Services in Europe. To qualify for the European ranking, a company has to belong to the top employers within a minimum of three countries. Daimler Financial Services is among the best employers in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Turkey and United Kingdom.

Leading employer in the United States

In the US, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services is among the best employers for women, millennials and among the best 30 employers for Financial and Insurance Services, according to the Great Place to Work Institute. Daimler Financial Services employs more than 2,200 people in the US.

About Daimler Financial Services

Daimler Financial Services and Mercedes-Benz Financial Services South Africa supports sales of Daimler manufactured vehicles by offering financing, leasing and insurance contracts, fleet management, banking services and innovative mobility services. By the end of 2015, over 3.7 million cars and commercial vehicles worth almost ?117 billion were recorded. In Germany, Daimler Financial Services is present with Mercedes-Benz Bank, where people can finance their cars and furthermore have fixed-term deposits and accounts of day-to-day money. Daimler Financial Services is a pioneer in mobility services with its brands car2go, mytaxi and moovel. For more information on Daimler Financial Services and Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, visit and

Tristan Wiggill
Special Features Editor at Business Fleet Africa