Business overviewDaimler AG is a global automotive organisation, which began when Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz’s automobile inventions, as early as 1886, revolutionised the way people travel. Since then, Daimler AG has shaped the future of mobility.The Mercedes-Benz group of companies in South Africa was established in 1954. The group is one of the largest automotive groups in South Africa and is the corporate holding company for the group’s business activities in South Africa.
The key operating companies are: • Mercedes-Benz South Africa - Vehicle manufacturing, sales and marketing• Sandown Motor Holdings - Vehicle retail• Mercedes-Benz Financial Services - Vehicle finance and insurance• Daimler Fleet Management - Fleet management• Atlantis Foundries - Forge and foundry for large vehicle aggregates
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Mercedes-Benz South AfricaMercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the global company, Daimler AG. The company acquired a manufacturing plant in East London which has been building vehicles in South Africa for over 60 years. Today MBSA manufactures Mercedes-Benz C-Class cars in right-hand drive for the local market and in left-hand drive execution for export to the United States of America. It also produces the Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles and buses, and FUSO trucks, as well as assembly of Freightliner trucks, a leading American brand. MBSA`s headquarters, marketing and support divisions are located in Zwartkop, Gauteng, from where the Mercedes-Benz, smart, Freightliner, Western Star and FUSO products are marketed and financed.
Sales & Marketing | Manufacturing Plant | Purchasing Services | Export
Financial Services Mercedes-Benz Financial Services South Africa (Pty) Ltd works alongside Mercedes-Benz South Africa and its dealer network to provide innovative and quality finance and insurance solutions that are tailored to customers’ needs.
Daimler Fleet Management provides a full array of fleet management products and services – from vehicle tracking and monitoring systems to vehicle driver and tracking, as well as fuel management and billing systems.
Sandown Motor Holdings owns vehicle dealerships in the Western Cape and Gauteng.
Sandown Motor Holdings Group commenced trading in May 1982 when it was awarded the Mercedes-Benz franchise for Sandton.
Atlantis Foundries produces automotive castings for both the passenger and commercial vehicle industries. In addition, the company machines cylinder blocks and crankshafts for automotive applications.