Josef_Werndl After his father's Leopold Werndl (1797-1855) death founded in 1864ã. company
"Josef und Franz Werndl & Comp. Waffenfabrik und Sagemuhle in Oberletten" (Josef and Franz Werndl & Partners Weapons Factory and Sawmill in Oberletten), in 1869 renamed Oesterreichische Waffenfabriks-Gesellschaft. (OWG) |
Since 1926, production went under the brand Steyr-Werke
In 1934 a merger Steyr-Werke ñ Austro-Daimler-Puchwerke AG The company became known Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG.
The Steyr 580 Diesel was a civilian 6ton truck which has been developed by Steyr Daimler Puch in 1957. The military version has been accepted by the Austrian Armed Forces in order to substitute the American GMC trucks. The Steyr 580/586 trucks have been replaced towardes the end oft he 1960ies by the Steyr 680M.
Steyr A 680 4x4, Steyr 19S32 P42 4x4, Steyr 1291.320 4x4, Steyr 12S23 4x4, Steyr 12S18 4x4, Steyr 1291.320 4x4, Steyr 1491.310/S37 6x6, Steyr 1491.320 6x6
In 1987, Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG began selling portions of its different production lines to form separate companies, which included Steyr Nutzfahrzeuge AG (SNF) (still based in Steyr) for truck manufacturing, Steyr Bus GmbH (in Vienna) for bus manufacturing, Steyr-Daimler-Puch Fahrzeugtechnik AG (SFT) and the EUROSTAR joint venture in Graz-Liebenau for assembly of automobiles and, in 1990, Steyr Tractor (Steyr Landmaschinentechnik AG).
Other production lines were also spun off or sold outright to form independent companies, including Puch’s motorcycle division going to Piaggio and Steyr Mannlicher producing weapons. In 1990, the diesel engine division was spun off into Steyr Motorentechnik GmbH, which in 2001 became an independent company, renaming itself Steyr Motors GmbH. Steyr Landmaschinentechnik AG (Steyr Tractor) was sold to Case Corporation in 1996 and renamed Case Steyr Landmaschinentechnik (and is part of CNH since 1999).
Automobile production remained with Steyr-Daimler-Puch Fahrzeugtechnik (SFT) until Magna International acquired a majority holding, in 1998, and in 2001–2 SFT was absorbed fully by Magna, becoming Magna Steyr.
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