July 4, 2018
Tokyo, Japan On June 26, 2018, the four Daimler AG companies in Japan* (Chief Representative Officer of Daimler AG Representative Office Tokyo: Kazuo Matsunaga, Chairman of the Board of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corp.) celebrated the 10th anniversary of the German Innovation Award - “the Gottfried Wagener Prize”: Ten years of advancement of digital transformation, co-organized by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
The German Innovation Award, Gottfried Wagener Prize, has been presented since 2008 by technology-focused German companies and the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan to young researchers to encourage collaboration between German and Japanese industry as well as academia. Daimler Group companies in Japan have supported this award since its inception, making this year’s award their tenth year of running support.
Kazuo Matsunaga, Chief Representative Officer of Daimler AG Representative Office Tokyo said on this occasion that “We hope technology exchanges between Japan and Germany will continue to be nurtured through this award, and that innovative research and technology from this effort will contribute to solving global problems. Daimler in Japan will continue to do its work towards making a positive impact on the society and environment, alike”.
German Innovation Award homepage: http://www.german-innovation-award.jp
* Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corp.; Mercedes-Benz Japan Co. Ltd.; Mercedes-Benz Financial Co. Ltd.; and Daimler Insurance Services Japan Co., Ltd.
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Daimler at a Glance
Founded in 1886 by Gottfried Daimler and Karl Benz, the inventors of the automobile, Daimler has since left an indelible mark on the global automotive industry. Daimler AG is made up of five divisions: Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Mercedes-Benz Bus and Daimler Financial Services. We are active across the globe as the top class of premium passenger cars and as the largest commercial vehicle maker in the world.
As a pioneer in automobiles, Daimler is creating the future of mobility right now, and we deliver safe and superior vehicles that attract customers using various, innovative technologies. Furhter, we are committed to our responsibilities as a corporate citizen for society and the environment.
In Japan, Daimler is active through its four subsidiaries here: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corp.; Mercedes-Benz Japan Co. Ltd.; Mercedes-Benz Financial Co. Ltd.; and Daimler Insurance Services Japan Co., Ltd. As an active corporate citizen, we engage in activities such as Mt. Fuji clean-up campaigns, disaster support and cultural activities.