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Mercedes-Benz Group AG

Mercedes-Benz Group AG is responsible for the global business of Mercedes-Benz Cars and Mercedes-Benz Vans. The company focuses on the development, production and sales of passenger cars, vans and services. Furthermore, the company aspires to be leading in the fields of connectivity, automated driving and alternative drives with its forward-looking innovations.

Our story so far

Mercedes-Benz began in 1886, and our commitment to innovation and technology has pioneered a path forward that we’re still on today. Take a look through the timeline and discover more about our history.

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1834-1846

1834-1846

Gottlieb Daimler, Carl Benz and Wilhelm Maybach are born. Their curiosity and passion for engineering sets them on a path towards groundbreaking discoveries and game-changing vehicles.

1884

1884

Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach take on the challenge of building a high-performance engine, capable of powering a vehicle. The ‘Grandfather Clock’ engine paves the way for the motor vehicle industry.

1886

1886

Carl Benz builds an engine powerful enough to move a “vehicle without horses” and cements his place in history as a trailblazer. The Benz Patent-Motorwagen makes history and the future of the industry is now wide open.

1888

1888

With her husband’s invention, Bertha Benz becomes the first woman to complete a long-distance journey using a petrol-driven automobile.

1896

1896

Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG) builds the world’s first truck and delivers it to the British Motor Syndicate. This invention provides the blueprint for the trucks we rely on today.

1901

1901

DMG presents the first Mercedes to the world. Its lightweight frame and 35 horsepower engine introduces a new era of modern automobiles. This is another huge first for the industry.

1909

1909

Paul and Adolf Daimler decide that the successful Mercedes brand needs a symbol. Inspired by their father, Gottlieb Daimler, they register trademarks for both a three-pointed star and a four-pointed star.

1926

1926

After being competitors for many years, Daimler and Benz join forces and establish Daimler-Benz AG. It unveils its new models at the 1926 Berlin Motor Show.

1946

1946

Our popular pre-war passenger vehicle was repurposed as the first urban delivery vehicle. It was used as a pickup truck, panel car and ambulance, both before and after the Second World War.

1995

1995

The arrival of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter was a landmark moment, one that pushes the standard of innovation in the van industry to new levels.

2018

Today

Fast forward to today.
Mercedes-Benz is getting ready to go all electric by the end of the decade, where market conditions allow. Shifting from electric-first to electric-only, the world’s pre-eminent luxury car company is accelerating toward an emissions-free and software-driven future.

An inclusive culture

We celebrate a culture of appreciation and respect, where everyone is valued for who they are. We believe our backgrounds, experiences and cultures contribute to our shared experience and shape who we are and what we do. The diversity of our colleagues reflects the diversity of our customers. This diversity is the driving force behind our ideas.

Making change that matters

Mercedes-Benz always goes above and beyond when supporting good causes. We partner with them, share our skills and take on board exactly what they need. Laureus is just one of the causes we work with; together we’re helping them to end violence, discrimination and create opportunities through the power of sport.

Driving your development

We give you the tools and confidence to reach new heights – providing you with the space and opportunity to reach your potential in a supportive environment.

Feedback culture

We embrace a feedback culture where we all have a role to play in making the most of our interactions, and recognising the talent and contribution of our colleagues. We commit to an open dialogue designed to drive a collaborative environment based on mutual respect. 

The next generation

Hear from a few of our colleague about what their own interview experiences were like, and what you can expect from your own.

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