Daimler Trucks North America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, a German multinational automotive corporation with worldwide headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany.
Daimler AG has its roots in the founding of two companies: Benz & Companies by Carl Benz in 1883 and Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft by Gottlieb Daimler in 1890. Benz and Daimler, who never met personally, simultaneously developed the world’s first automobiles.
Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach were the first to fit a gas engine to a two-wheeler, called a “riding car” in 1885. He later presented the first four-wheeled vehicle, which he called the motor carriage.
Both Daimler and Benz began to market their vehicles internationally by the end of the 19th century.
Daimler and Benz merged in 1926 to form the new company, Daimler-Benz AG.
Today Daimler AG owns or has shares in: Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG, Smart, Freightliner, Western Star, Setra, Thomas Built Buses, BharatBenz, and Mitsubishi Fuso.
Daimler Trucks North America is the leading commercial vehicle manufacturer in North America and a leading provider of heavy and medium duty vehicles. The company employs over 20,000 people in the United States and Mexico.