They will be able to experience the excitement of this fast-paced, attractive sport and Hamburg offers athletes with a disability the perfect stage for outstanding sporting achievements.
"Mercedes-Benz is a brand with charisma and the extensive mobility service of our partner is unique in disabled sport. Mercedes-Benz also actively supports people with a disability in the world of work. More than 8000 members of staff with a disability are employed by the company in Germany. This also spurs us on to fly the flag for inclusion sustainably with the World Championship", explains World Championship Director Anthony Kahlfeldt.
For mobility during the tournament, the Stuttgart car maker is providing a fleet of vehicles. There will be a VIP shuttle service with V‑Class models, for example. Sprinter Panel Vans will take care of transporting the wheelchairs.
As with a multitude of other innovative projects, the driving aids ex-factory were developed from an idea from the innovation incubator Lab1886. The focus and strength of the incubator at Daimler AG is the fast and efficient implementation of an idea through to the finished product or an appropriate business model. "With the Lab1886 in-house incubator we offer creatives from the whole Group a platform on which they can realise first-class innovations at high speed. We are agile, target-oriented and we work with inspiring team spirit in order to develop new solutions for the mobility of the future", explains Susanne Hahn, Head of Lab1886 Global at Daimler AG.
up from the Paralympics of 2016 and the men with an outstanding third place in the European Championship last year, so with plenty of confidence.
The national player and Mercedes-Benz Brand Ambassador Sebastian Magenheim can hardly wait for the tournament to start. "I'm really looking forward to Hamburg and the support from our fans, who always pull out all the stops. It's brilliant that Mercedes-Benz is on board as our sponsor. As a Brand Ambassador and driver of a GLA optimally geared to my requirements, I am very well acquainted with the merits of these vehicles".