Mercedes-Benz Group

German multinational automotive company / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Mercedes-Benz Group AG (previously named Daimler-Benz, DaimlerChrysler and Daimler) is a German multinational automotive corporation headquartered in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is one of the world's leading car manufacturers. Daimler-Benz was formed with the merger of Benz & Cie. and Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft in 1926. The company was renamed DaimlerChrysler upon acquiring the American automobile manufacturer Chrysler Corporation in 1998, and was again renamed Daimler AG upon divestment of Chrysler in 2007. In 2021, Daimler AG was the second-largest German automaker and the sixth-largest worldwide by production. In February 2022, Daimler was renamed Mercedes-Benz Group as part of a transaction that spun-off its commercial vehicle segment as an independent company, Daimler Truck.

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Mercedes-Benz Group AG
  • Daimler-Benz (19261998)
  • DaimlerChrysler (19982007)
  • Daimler AG (20072022)
TypePublic (Aktiengesellschaft)
ISINDE0007100000 Edit this on Wikidata
Founded28 June 1926 (original foundation of Daimler-Benz)
3 August 2007 (foundation of Daimler AG)
Area served
Key people
ProductsAutomobiles, commercial vehicles
Production output
Decrease 2,751,366 (2021)[1]
RevenueIncrease €133.9 billion (2021)[1]
Increase €16.0 billion (2021)[1]
Increase €23.4 billion (2021)[1]
Total assetsDecrease €258.8 billion (2021)[1]
Total equityIncrease €73.2 billion (2021)[1]
Number of employees
Increase 172,425 (2021)[1]
Footnotes / references

The Mercedes-Benz Group's marques are Mercedes-Benz for cars and vans (including Mercedes-AMG and Mercedes-Maybach) and Smart. It has shares in other vehicle manufacturers such as Daimler Truck, Denza, BAIC Motor and Aston Martin.

By unit sales, the Mercedes-Benz Group is the tenth-largest car manufacturer in the world; shipping two million passenger vehicles in 2021.[5] The group provides financial services through its Mercedes-Benz Mobility arm. The company is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index.[6] The central company headquarters, the Mercedes-Benz offices, a car assembly plant, the Mercedes-Benz Museum and the Mercedes-Benz Arena are situated in the Mercedes-Benz complex in Stuttgart.