Mercedes-Benz is the German manufacturer of cars and trucks as well as buses and other vehicles. Until 1926, the companies Daimler and Benz were independent and quite successful enterprises. Merger allowed combining of the considerable technical potential of both manufacturers. Daimler-Benz had experienced the most difficult times right after the Second World War, when it was destroyed more than 80% of production capacity. However, Daimler-Benz quickly got to its feet and continued to produce premium cars as well as trucks.
The company is still renowned as a manufacturer of reliable, high-quality, productive cars, delighting fans of the brand regularly with new stylish models. The brand confidently holds the second position in the ranking of most expensive car companies. Concern Daimler AG owns plants in 17 countries and annually sells more than 2 million cars.