Mercedes-Benz is a German automobile brand owned by Daimler AG in 1924 established the result of a merger between Daimler and Benz & Cia. It is the oldest company cars and commercial vehicles in Germany and the world.
This produces cars, trucks, buses, and their own engines.
Founded in 1871, Benz & Co. was the largest company created by German Karl Benz. Daimler was founded by Gottlieb Daimler and his partner Wilhelm Maybach in 1890.
Daimler would die in 1900 and Maybach left the company in 1907. At that time, Daimler and Benz were the great rivals of each other.
However in 1924 the two companies signed a mutual aid agreement due to the need to stimulate the German economy after the First World War. This agreement would be broken in 2000. Still, the two companies have created their own cars and their own brands. Mercedes-Benz is associated with the first and oldest auto assembly line in the world. In 1926, when he formed the company Daimler-Benz, a new symbol was then created for each part (and Daimler Benz).
The alliance between DaimlerChrysler AG would end the 14 May 2007 thus separating the two companies.
In addition to producing cars, the company also manufactures buses, aircraft engines, trucks, among other means of transport. Today also manufactures prototype engines for Formula 1 teams Force India, McLaren and Mercedes own GP.