Mercedes-Benz UK is the sales and marketing organization responsible for all Daimler products and services in Britain. As well as selling cars, vans, trucks, parts, and service, the company runs Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands – a brand experience centre in Weybridge, Surrey. Mercedes-Benz World has welcomed 1.5 million visitors since it opened in 2006. The Mercedes-Benz UK group of companies directly employs over 4000 people, and 11,000 colleagues at independent retailers. Over 500 Apprentices have passed their professional qualifications at the company’s in-house Training Academy. The UK is also home to Mercedes-Benz High Performance Powertrains and the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula 1™ team, where 1000 dedicate their work to Grand Prix Engineering.