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.
See Wikipedia entry.
Sources of Information
- The Engineer 1974/01/03 and 1974/01/10