First plans for a forward control vehicle with all-wheel drive are made by
Daimler-Benz in Berlin-Marienfelde.
Announcement of the Morgenthau Plan; Albert Friedrich conducts
the first studies on an agricultural vehicle with all-wheel
drive and forward control.
May, establishment of the criteria for building a Unimog.
August, first contacts with Erhard & Söhne. September, first plan by Friedrich December,
first sketches by Rößler. December, contract with Erhard & Söhne
in Schwäbisch Gmünd.
January, Rößler starts work at Erhard & Söhne under
Friedrich. 6 March, first concrete Unimog concept. October, first chassis
driving, practical testing begins. The name Unimog is coined. December,
the body is ready, first demonstrations.
Read more at: Key
events in Unimog History