Corporate history of Daimler AG
Stuttgart
Aug 29, 2011
An internationally operating group
  • Dating back to the invention of the automobile in 1886
  • Decades of diversity and excitement

Stuttgart – The history of Daimler AG goes back to 1886 – the year Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler invented the automobile independently of one another, one in Mannheim, the other in Stuttgart. The companies founded by the two men merged in 1926 to form Daimler-Benz AG, which has since given rise to the present company, Daimler AG. The passenger car as a business division has guided the fortunes of the Group since its beginnings, and it will continue to do so through many innovations to come. We are currently experiencing the second invention of the automobile, said Chairman of the Board of Management Dieter Zetsche in 2010, and as the inventor of the automobile we bear a particular responsibility for its future.
The history of Daimler AG is diverse. It not only encompasses 125 years of automotive history, but also an equally lengthy period of corporate history; this is summarised in this press kit.
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