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  • 1864

    Josef und Franz Werndl & Comp., Waffenfabrik und Sägemühle (Arms Factory and Sawmill) is established in Oberletten near Steyr, Upper Austria.

  • 1899

    Johann Puch founds Johann Puch - Erste Steiermärkische Fahrrad-Fabriks-Aktiengesellschaft (First Styrian Bicycle Factory, Inc.).

  • 1899

    Eduard Bierenz, personal friend of Gottlieb Daimler, sets up Österreichische Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft Bierenz, Fischer & Co. in Wiener Neustadt.

  • 1914

    Johann Puch - Erste Steiermärkische Fahrrad-Fabriks AG changes its name to PUCHWERKE AG.

  • 1926

    In accordance with the resolution at the 1925 annual general meeting, Josef und Franz Werndl & Comp., Waffenfabrik und Sägemühle is renamed STEYR-WERKE AG and entered in the Vienna register of companies.

  • 1928

    March 31: The Österreichische Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft shareholders' meeting approves merger with Österreichischen Flugzeugfabrik AG, the Austro Daimler bodywork plant and with Puchwerke AG.

  • 1928

    May 21: Puchwerke AG shareholders' meeting approves merger with Österreichische Daimler-Motoren AG.

  • 1928

    December 28: The new company, Austro Daimler Puchwerke Aktiengesellschaft, is entered in the Vienna register of companies.

  • 1934

    Steyr-Werke AG shareholders' meeting approves merger with Austro Daimler Puchwerke Aktiengesellschaft.

  • 1935

    The new Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG is entered in the Vienna register of companies.

  • 1998

    MAGNA International Inc. acquires a majority holding in Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG.

  • 2001

    MAGNA STEYR AG & Co KG is founded.

  • 2002

    June 6: Resolution passed at the annual general meeting changing the name of Steyr-Daimler-Puch Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG to MAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG and STEYR Powertrain AG & Co KG to MAGNA STEYR Powertrain AG & Co KG.