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Happy Birthday to the Merger That Made Mercedes-Benz!

Happy Birthday to the Merger That Made Mercedes-Benz!

We’re lighting 96 candles for the company’s birthday!

On June 28, 1926, Mercedes-Benz was formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies, Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft and Benz & Cie.

As Germany’s two oldest and largest automobile factories, the two famous tycoons signed a deal to create one company under the name Daimler-Benz AG – now Mercedes-Benz Group AG – with the iconic three-pointed star as its logo. This marked the beginning of the brand we know and love today.

Read more about this historic merger here.

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