11th February, 2011
Weststar Associates Limited last week, joined other international guests from the automotive industryÂ and the fields of politics, business, sports, society and the media, as well as members of Daimlerâ€™sÂ Board of Management, Supervisory Board and Executive Managers from all over the world as Daimler AGÂ celebrated exactly 125 years after Carl Benz registered his â€œvehicle with gas-engine driveâ€ underÂ patent number 37435 with the Berlin Patent Office in 1886.
Approximately 1,400 invited guests were hosted by the inventor of the automobile at the Mercedes-BenzÂ World in Stuttgart. The evening was moderated by DesirÃ©e Nosbusch with guests of honor including theÂ German Federal Chancellor, Dr. Angela Merkel, and the Prime Minister of the Federal State ofÂ Baden-WÃ¼rttemberg, Stefan Mappus.
In attendance amongst many others were, renowned Mercedes-Benz formular one record title winner,Â Michael Schumacher, Nico Rosberg and Franz Beckenbauer â€“ German football coach, manager, and formerÂ player.
â€œIn January, we celebrated a significant milestone by marking 125 years since the original patentÂ application was filed by Mercedes-Benz founding father. This ultimately layed the foundation for allÂ present-day Mercedes-Benz Vehicles,â€ said Mirko Plath, Managing Director, Weststar Associates Limited.
â€œAs the inventor of the automobile, Mercedes-Benz innovations have continued to set the benchmark inÂ the automotive sector. â€œThis year, we will be laying significant milestones especially with theÂ relocation of our offices and the grand opening of a state of the art Mercedes-Benz centre by one ofÂ our accredited dealers in Lagos.
Our historic commitment to always offer customers the absolute best, combined with our collectiveÂ ambition to lead the industry, are proud components of our heritage that will continue to remain keyÂ factors for future growth as we invest in research and development to constantly â€™reinventâ€™ theÂ automobile.â€