In the 50th anniversary of the official representative of Mercedes-Benz in Indonesia, on February 8, 2020, Mercedes-Benz Indonesia donated an official replica of "Benz Patent-Motorwagen", the world's first motor vehicle (1886), to Museum Nasional Indonesia. This replica is one of 100 replicas produced as the symbol of the first vehicle distributed to various countries.

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Commemorating the Early Mobility of the Indonesians

The beginning of motor vehicle mobility in Indonesia (then called the Dutch East Indies) since 1894 began with Benz vehicles, namely the Benz Victoria Phaeton brought by the Dutch in 1894. It was only in 1970, President Soeharto issued a policy of industrialization by encouraging product assembly (assembling) products domestic automotive. For this reason, on October 8, 1970, Daimler-Benz AG as a Mercedes-Benz car manufacturer established P.T. Star Motors Indonesia as the Sole Agent of the Brand Holder (APTM) of Daimler-Benz AG products in Indonesia. At the same time, P.T. German Motors Manufacturing was also established as a manufacturer and assembly of Daimler-Benz products located in Tanjung Priok. P.T. Star Motors Indonesia and P.T. German Motor Manufacturing officially marked the start of the Mercedes-Benz Group era in Indonesia to date.

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Exposing Cross Generation Memories

Acknowledging the long history of the Mercedes-Benz Group's journey in Indonesia, several historic Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Indonesia were exhibited at the Indonesian National Museum on 8-15 February, 2020, two of which were L911 truck and O306 bus. The Mercedes-Benz L911 truck, better known as "Bagong", is one of the trucks that was once used as a mobile service car. Whereas the Mercedes-Benz O306 bus, familiarly called "Goyobod", is a bus that used the OF1113 mainstay chassis and had a body made by the Mercedes-Benz factory in its day, namely P.T. German Manufacturing Motor in Wanaherang, Bogor, West Java.

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