Mercedes is referred to all through the world as a symbol of wealth and class. Mercedes Benz cars are well known for its quality and strength. Did you realize that all Mercedes cars are personally signed off to keep up its quality by top engineers in the automotive industry? The history of Mercedes Benz goes back almost 150 years prior back to when Gottlieb Daimler got together with Karl Benz to shape this brand that we all know today.
More than a hundred years prior, the introduction of two men set the history of Mercedes Benz. Gottlieb Daimler was brought into the world in Germany. A decade later, Karl Benz was brought into the world also in Germany. Interesting enough, there were 60 miles separated yet they both shared a common interest. At a very youthful age, both were already exposed to machines however both had different approaches to building cars which nobody believed at that time they will merge.
In the year 1886, Karl Benz made his first motorized tricycle which was soon followed by a four-wheeler in 1893. Daimler then again assembled a horseless carriage in 1886 and two years later struck a deal with William Steinway to produce his horseless carriages in the United States. Steinway produced Mercedes cars and trucks for 3 years. This was a stepping stone for the history of Mercedes Benz.
The battle in Germany, played a very significant role to the introduction of this prestigious car. With a destruction in economy, there were little or no fuel for cars and a high expense of 15% made automobile production disastrous and because of this, Mercedes C Class sought for a strong partner considering DMG yet was rejected at first. Then, the economy became worse and there were very few cars in the United States with just 33% of cars produced by each Benz, Ford and DMG. Due to necessity, Benz and DMG signed an agreement of shared interest while keeping up the individual identities.
The greatest achievement in the history of Mercedes is when both DMG and Benz merged. There was an insignia made for the merger of the two companies. The insignia was a three pointed star with a laurel around it with the words Mercedes on the top and Benz at the base. The merge was very successful and production their cars rose to around 7000 automobiles in 1927. In 1930, the largest and most prestigious car was launched and Mercedes Benz remained one of the leading brand in automotive industry till today.