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History [ edit ]

Logo of on the Puch 500

The company changed it to Steyr-Werke AG in 1924. In 1934, merged with Austro-Daimler to form Steyr-Daimler-Puch. The range in these years mainly of very modern designs, partially or complete unit bodies in streamlined livery, the 1.000 ccm Steyr 50 to the 2.3L 220

During World War II. when was part of the Third Reich. Generaldirektor Georg Meindl one of the first German industrialists to the use of slave labour from camps to boost manpower at The request was approved and prisoners brought by guarded train the Mauthausen-Gusen camp complex at 30km distant.

Later, on 5 January 1942 wrote a letter to SS Gruppenfürhrer Kaltenbrunner recommending a new ‘satellite’ camp be constructed to house nearer the Steyr factory explaining how this would the time and loss of prisoners in to and from work while reducing security and transport costs. This was approved and were used for facilities (… shelters, etc.), and to manufacturing labor.

This heretofore was not common at other German companies, though followed suit including and MAN. The vehicle range was for use, including the Steyr RSO Ost with an air-cooled 3.5L V8 designed by Ferdinand Porsche. who for the company at that time. production there also small arms, assault machine guns, and aircraft

After the war, Steyr-Daimler-Puch Diesel engined trucks and small and heavy tractors and resumed passenger car production. Steyr assembled the FIAT E, then put their own engine in a 1400, renaming the car the Steyr From 1957 through to the 1970s it produced the tiny 500 under license from again with an engine of design.

Most prominent, was its range of off-road cars, the two-cylinder Haflinger and the 4 x 4 or 6 x 6 Pinzgauer. the Panda 4×4 (999cc) to the G. SDP was the initial designer and manufacturer of utility vehicles. The Haflinger was from 1959–1974, the Pinzgauer 1971–2000, and the Puch G (also as Mercedes G-Class ) from

The company produced a line of and motor scooters marketed in the States through Sears including the SR 125 motorcycle which was in a cardboard crate box to the customer’s [ 2 ] The Austro-Daimler branch built tractors and trucks for the imperial army (before 1915). The Steyr civil agricultural production started in 1947.

the war Steyr-Daimler-Puch resumed manufacturing and mopeds, gradually establishing in several countries to manage sales. Steyr also bicycles for sale for other most notably Sears. In the mid Steyr-Daimler-Puch America was incorporated in to manage importation and distribution of and mopeds.

Puch Austro-Daimler bicycles in production at Graz in Austria the motorcycle and bicycle fabrication of the company there were in the mid 1987 to Piaggio C. S.p.A. of

Puch M 125
Puch M 125

Because of their extreme and toughness Steyr products won enthusiastic friends around the

Gradual dissolution [ edit ]

In Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG began selling of its different production lines to separate companies, which Steyr Nutzfahrzeuge AG (SNF) based in Steyr) for truck Steyr Bus GmbH (in Vienna) for bus [ 3 ] Steyr-Daimler-Puch Fahrzeugtechnik AG (SFT) and the joint venture in Graz-Liebenau for of automobiles and, in 1990, Tractor (Steyr Landmaschinentechnik [ 4 ]

Other production lines also spun off or sold to form independent companies, Puch’s motorcycle division to Piaggio and Steyr Mannlicher weapons. In 1990, the diesel division was spun off into Motorentechnik GmbH . which in became an independent company, itself Steyr Motors [ 5 ] Steyr Landmaschinentechnik AG (Steyr was sold to Case Corporation in and renamed Case Steyr (and is part of CNH since [ 4 ]

Automobile production remained Steyr-Daimler-Puch Fahrzeugtechnik (SFT) Magna International acquired a holding, in 1998, and in 2001–2 SFT was fully by Magna, becoming Steyr. [ 6 ]

In 1998, the production of military was sold to an Austrian investor which named it Steyr-Daimler-Puch GmbH (SSF). In 2003, SSF was to the U.S. company General a defence equipment manufacturer.

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