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{{for|British company with a similar name|Daimler Motor Company}}
 
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'''Daimler-Benz AG''' was the original name of the German manufacturer of cars, motor vehicles, and [[engines]] which was founded in 1926. An Agreement of Mutual Interest—which was valid until year 2000—was signed on 1 May 1924 between [[Karl Benz]]'s Benz & Cie. and Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft, which had been founded by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach. Daimler had died in 1900 and Maybach had left in 1907.
 
   
Daimiler-Benz bought Crysler to form Daimler Crysler AG.
 
They then sold Crysler and became Daimler AG.
 
   
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{{about|the 1926–1998 Daimler-Benz|information on the current company|Daimler AG}}
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{{Infobox company
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|name = Daimler-Benz AG
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|logo = [[File:Daimler logo.jpg|250px]]
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|type = [[Public company]]
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|fate = [[incorporation (business)|Reincorporated]]
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|successor = [[Daimler AG]]
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|foundation = 1926
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|defunct = 1998
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|location_city = [[Stuttgart]]
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|location_country = Germany
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|key_people = [[Karl Benz]], [[Gottlieb Daimler]]
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|industry = [[automotive industry|Automotive]],<br>[[Military]]
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|products = [[Motor vehicle]]s,<br>[[internal combustion engine]]s,<br>[[military technology and equipment]]
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|divisions = [[Mercedes-Benz]]
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[[Image:Znaczek Mercedesa.jpg|thumb|right|The iconic symbol of [[Mercedes-Benz]]]]
   
 
'''Daimler-Benz AG''' ({{IPA-de|ˈdaɪmlɐ ˈbɛnts}}) was a German manufacturer of [[automobile]]s, [[motor vehicles]], and [[internal combustion engine]]s; founded in 1926. An ''Agreement of Mutual Interest'' - which was valid until 2000 - was signed on 1 May 1924 between [[Karl Benz]]'s [[Benz & Cie.]], and [[Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft|Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft]], which had been founded by [[Gottlieb Daimler]] and [[Wilhelm Maybach]]. Daimler had died in 1900, and Maybach had left in 1907.
Also in 2009, [[Daimler-Benz|Daimler]] and Kamaz announced two joint ventures in Russia. It stems from a 2008 agreement in which Daimler Trucks acquired 10% of Kamaz. The first is '''Fuso Kamaz Trucks Rus''', with 50% owned each by Daimler and Kamaz, importing CKD [[Mitsubishi Fuso]] trucks from Japan and assembling for the Russian market. The second j.v. is '''Mercedes-Benz Trucks Vostok''', again with each party owning 50%. The company will be manufacturing [[Mercedes-Benz]] trucks and buses and [[Setra]] buses (coaches).<ref>http://www.samar.pl/__/__la/en/__ac/sec,4/new/55487/__Daimler-Kamaz-expand-their-combined-activities-in-Russia.html</ref>
 
   
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Both companies continued to manufacture their separate automobile and internal combustion engine [[marque]]s until, on 28 June 1926, when Benz & Cie. and Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft formally merged - becoming Daimler-Benz AG ([[Aktiengesellschaft]]) - and agreed that thereafter, all of the factories would use the brand name of "[[Mercedes-Benz]]" on their automobiles. The inclusion of the name Mercedes in the new brand name honored the most important model series of DMG automobiles, the [[Mercedes (car)|Mercedes]] series, which were designed and built by [[Wilhelm Maybach]]. They derived their name from a 1900 engine named after the [[Mércédès Jellinek|daughter]] of [[Emil Jellinek]]. Jellinek became one of DMG's directors in 1900, ordered a small number of [[auto racing|motor racing]] cars built to his specifications by Maybach, stipulated that the engine must be named ''Daimler-Mercedes'', and made the new automobile famous through motorsports. That race car later became known as the ''[[Mercedes 35 hp]]''. The first of the series of production models bearing the name, Mercedes, had been produced by DMG in 1902. Jellinek left the DMG board of directors in 1909.
==Full article==
 
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*[[Wikipedia:Daimler-Benz|Wikipedia article]]
 
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The name of [[Gottlieb Daimler|Daimler]] as a marque of automobiles had been sold by DMG - following his death in 1900 - for use by other companies ([[Daimler Motor Company]] and [[Austro-Daimler]]), so the new company, Daimler-Benz, would have created confusion and legal problems to include Daimler in its new brand name, and therefore, used Mercedes to represent the [[Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft]] interest. [[Karl Benz]] remained as a member of the board of directors of Daimler-Benz AG until his death in 1929.
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Although Daimler-Benz is best known for its Mercedes-Benz automobile brand, during [[World War II]] it also created a notable series of [[aircraft]], [[tank]], and [[submarine]] engines. Daimler also produced parts for German arms, most notably barrels for the [[Mauser]] rifle. During [[World War II]] Daimler-Benz employed slave labour. The slaves "toiled eighteen hours a day; cowering under the lash, sleeping six to a dog kennel eight feet square, starving or freezing to death at the whim of their guards."<ref name="Clarke">Clarke, Alan. ''Barbarossa'', Orion Books, 1995. ISBN 978-0-304-35864-9.</ref>
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In 1989 [[Daimler-Benz InterServices AG (Debis)]] was created to handle data processing, financial and insurance services, and real estate management for the Daimler group.<ref>{{Cite web|title=DaimlerChrysler AG - The History of Daimler-Benz AG|url=http://www.enotes.com/company-histories/daimlerchrysler-ag/history-daimler-benz-ag|accessdate=27 January 2011}}</ref>
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In 1998, Daimler-Benz AG bought the American automobile manufacturer [[Chrysler|Chrysler Corporation]], and formed '''DaimlerChrysler AG'''. When the Chrysler Group was subsequently sold off to [[Cerberus Capital Management]] and renamed [[Chrysler|Chrysler LLC]] in August 2007, the name of the parent company was changed to simply '''[[Daimler AG]]''' within two months.
   
 
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This page was originally added to tie up various links to the company from other articles.
For British company with a similar name, see Daimler Motor Company.


Daimler-Benz AG
Former type Public company
Fate Reincorporated
Successor Daimler AG
Founded 1926
Defunct 1998
Headquarters Stuttgart, Germany
Key people Karl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler
Industry Automotive,
Military
Products Motor vehicles,
internal combustion engines,
military technology and equipment
Divisions Mercedes-Benz

The iconic symbol of Mercedes-Benz

Daimler-Benz AG (German pronunciation: [ˈdaɪmlɐ ˈbɛnts]) was a German manufacturer of automobiles, motor vehicles, and internal combustion engines; founded in 1926. An Agreement of Mutual Interest - which was valid until 2000 - was signed on 1 May 1924 between Karl Benz's Benz & Cie., and Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft, which had been founded by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach. Daimler had died in 1900, and Maybach had left in 1907.

Both companies continued to manufacture their separate automobile and internal combustion engine marques until, on 28 June 1926, when Benz & Cie. and Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft formally merged - becoming Daimler-Benz AG (Aktiengesellschaft) - and agreed that thereafter, all of the factories would use the brand name of "Mercedes-Benz" on their automobiles. The inclusion of the name Mercedes in the new brand name honored the most important model series of DMG automobiles, the Mercedes series, which were designed and built by Wilhelm Maybach. They derived their name from a 1900 engine named after the daughter of Emil Jellinek. Jellinek became one of DMG's directors in 1900, ordered a small number of motor racing cars built to his specifications by Maybach, stipulated that the engine must be named Daimler-Mercedes, and made the new automobile famous through motorsports. That race car later became known as the Mercedes 35 hp. The first of the series of production models bearing the name, Mercedes, had been produced by DMG in 1902. Jellinek left the DMG board of directors in 1909.

The name of Daimler as a marque of automobiles had been sold by DMG - following his death in 1900 - for use by other companies (Daimler Motor Company and Austro-Daimler), so the new company, Daimler-Benz, would have created confusion and legal problems to include Daimler in its new brand name, and therefore, used Mercedes to represent the Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft interest. Karl Benz remained as a member of the board of directors of Daimler-Benz AG until his death in 1929.

Although Daimler-Benz is best known for its Mercedes-Benz automobile brand, during World War II it also created a notable series of aircraft, tank, and submarine engines. Daimler also produced parts for German arms, most notably barrels for the Mauser rifle. During World War II Daimler-Benz employed slave labour. The slaves "toiled eighteen hours a day; cowering under the lash, sleeping six to a dog kennel eight feet square, starving or freezing to death at the whim of their guards."[1]

In 1989 Daimler-Benz InterServices AG (Debis) was created to handle data processing, financial and insurance services, and real estate management for the Daimler group.[2]

In 1998, Daimler-Benz AG bought the American automobile manufacturer Chrysler Corporation, and formed DaimlerChrysler AG. When the Chrysler Group was subsequently sold off to Cerberus Capital Management and renamed Chrysler LLC in August 2007, the name of the parent company was changed to simply Daimler AG within two months.

See also

References

  1. Clarke, Alan. Barbarossa, Orion Books, 1995. ISBN 978-0-304-35864-9.
  2. "DaimlerChrysler AG - The History of Daimler-Benz AG". Retrieved on 27 January 2011.

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