The Mercedes-Benz group of companies in South Africa was established in 1954, and has since grown to be one of the largest automotive groups in the country. The Mercedes-Benz group is the corporate holding company for Daimler AG's business activities in South Africa
With roots that trace back to 1883, Daimler AG has solidified its status as one of the world's producers of premium cars and the largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles. The global automotive organisation is the brainchild of Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, who revolutionised the way people travel. Since then, Daimler AG has helped shaped the future of mobility in a safe and sustainable manner.
Mercedes-Benz South Africa's key operating companies are:
Mercedes-Benz South Africa, which specialises in vehicle manufacturing, sales and marketing;
Sandown Motor Holdings, which focuses on vehicle retail;
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, the vehicle finance and insurance hub of the company.