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Co-operation started in 1924 between Benz & Cie (founded 1883 by Karl Benz) and Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft (founded 1890 by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach). In 1926 they formally merged to become Daimler-Benz Aktiengesellschaft. They would use the name "Mercedes-Benz" on their vehicles.
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