The Daimler motor car company
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Founding of the Daimler motor car company
The Daimler motor car company was founded in Coventry in 1896, in 1910 the company became a subsidiary of BSA and was acquired in 1960 by Jaguar.
History of Daimler motor car company
IThe first Daimler left the works in January 1897 and 20 more cars had been built by July making Daimler Britain's first true production car. As Daimler was known as Britain's oldest marque it became the official transport for the British Royalty. Unfortunately in 1950, transmission failure in the king's car resulted in Rolls Royce being commissioned as the primary Royal Carriage with Daimler being the reserve.
The following company information and history timeline details the dates of major events which influenced the growth of the Daimler motor car company.
1891: Frederick Simms purchases the UK patent rights to Gottlieb Daimler's engine.
1893: Company renamed to Daimler Motor Syndicate Ltd.
1895: Harry Lawson buys the company for £35,000 and changes the name to the British Motor Syndicate, now mainly trading in patents.
1896: To capitalise on some of the patents bought Harry Lawson founded Daimler Motor Company, based in an old disused cotton mill in Foleshill, Coventry.
1897: The Daimler Motor Company builds the first Daimler car and Leon Bollee, MC under licence.
1898: Daimler becomes Britain's first car marque and the official transport of Royalty.
1914: During WWI Daimler produces engines for the British Army's newly invented tank.
1930: Through BSA, Daimler takes over Lanchester Motor Company.
1950: Due to a transmission failure, Rolls Royce commissioned as the main transport for Royalty in place of Daimlert.
1956: Sangster was voted in as the new chairman. Edward Turner was made head of the automotive divisions.
1960: Jaguar Cars acquires the Daimler name.
1989: Ford Motor company takes over Jaguar and the the Daimler name.
What is mission statement of Daimler?
The mission statement or vision of Daimler is:
"We invented the automobile - now we are passionately shaping its future. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, we feel inspired and obliged to continue this proud tradition with groundbreaking technologies and high-quality products. Our philosophy is clear: we give of our best for customers who expect the best - and we live a culture of excellence that is based on shared values. Our corporate history is full of innovations and pioneering achievements; they are the foundation and ongoing stimulus for our claim to leadership in the automotive industry. The principle of sustainable mobility underlies all of our thoughts and actions. Our goal is to successfully meet the demands of future mobility. And in doing so, we intend to create lasting value - for our shareholders, customers and workforce, and for society in general."
What models and types of cars and automobiles does the Daimler motor car company produce?
The models and types of cars and automobiles produced by the company include those detailed on the following list. Whether you enjoy comparing cars and autos, want to conduct some research before you buy a new car or a used car or finally an automobile enthusiast who loves fast, cool, new, old, vintage, classic, antique, sports, top, muscle or exotic cars we have the info you are searching for! Select the automobile you are interested in and click the link for access to an online overview of this Daimler vehicle with car guides, online facts, information, statistics, specs, specifications, design details and ratings of cars and autos.