They produced automobiles and engines. The company is based in Germany. They have been wholly owned (99.55%) by Volkswagen AG since 1966. Audi was founded by August Horch. His surname means ‘listen’. If you translate ‘listen’ into Latin, it becomes Audi. That is where the name comes from. Four different companies joined together to form this company and the four circles in the logo represent the four different companies. Audi’s most recent tagline is Truth in Engineering. 46,372 employees work for Audi.
Mercedes manufacture’s automobiles, buses, trucks and coaches. They are based in Stuttgart, Germany. The company was founded by Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler. They also produced internal combustion engines. Daimler AG is the parent company of Mercedes.
The company is based in Michigan and it was founded by Henry Ford. It is an American automobile manufacturer. They are the fifth-largest manufacturers in the world if you consider the annual sales. It happens to be the second-largest manufacturer in the United States. It is ranked eighth on the Fortune 500 list. With 164,000 employees under its roof, the company earned revenue of $136.26 billion in the year 2011. They manufacturer automobiles and their parts. Alan R. Mulally is the CEO and President of the company.
I am going to be honest here and mention that before this, I have never known what the acronym B.M.W stands for. Well, it is Bayerische Motoren Werke AG. The company was founded in 1917 and is based in Germany. They manufacturer cars, engines and motorcycles. Their headquarters can be found in Munich. B.M.W is also the parent company of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. In the year 2010, the company produced around 1,481,253 cars. The company has 100,306 people under its name.
Ferrari is based in Maranello, Italy. It was founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929. Initially the company used to sponsor different drivers since it is a sports car manufacturer. The company has produced cars to compete in every race that has happened around the world; every major race that is and most importantly, Formula One. The Ferrari cars you see on the road are a symbol of wealth and extreme luxury. The company employs around 2,695 people and earned 2,251 million Euros in 2011.