DaimlerChrysler AG headquartered in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany and Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA, is a prominent automobile and truck manufacturer and financial services provider (through DaimlerChrysler Financial Services). The company also owns a major stake in aerospace group EADS.
DaimlerChrysler was formed in 1998 by the merger of Daimler-Benz (Germany) and the Chrysler Corporation (USA). The transaction was announced on May 7, and took place on November 12.
The company produces cars and trucks under the brands Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz, Smart, and Maybach, among others. The Chrysler Group (Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge) also provides its customers with parts and accessories marketed under the Mopar brand name.