PORTLAND, OR – The soon-to-be-formed Daimler AG will retain the U.S. parts distribution system it has established through Chrysler Group once the auto makers go their separate ways, a top executive says. “I think purchasing advantages in terms of economies of scale were realized with Chrysler on components like batteries and some other non-customer facing parts,” Bernie Glaser, Mercedes-Benz USA general manager-product management says at a media event here. While published indicate U.S. ...

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