Affalterbach. Home of Driving Performance.
AMG – these three letters stand worldwide for supreme automotive performance, exclusivity, efficiency and highly dynamic driving pleasure.
Mercedes‑AMG GmbH has recorded numerous successes in motor sport and through the development of unique road-going vehicles, thereby repeatedly underlining its position as a highly successful performance and sports car brand – and today this is truer than ever. Today, as a wholly owned subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz AG, the Affalterbach-based company represents the sporting spearhead of the Group.
Affalterbach is home to the management, administration, sales, development and design teams as well as AMG hand-crafted engine building. This is where AMG V8 engines are produced. Other engines are produced in plants within the Daimler Group: Kölleda (four-cylinder in-line engines) and Mannheim (V12 engines). Each engine is hand-assembled by a single engine builder at these sites according to the "one man, one engine" philosophy and provided with a badge hand-signed by the relevant technician.
Mercedes-AMG is today responsible for the development not only of the new eight-cylinder family of the Mercedes-Benz brand, but also of the AMG V8 engines.
Today the management of Mercedes‑AMG GmbH comprises the members Philipp Schiemer (Chairman), Jochen Hermann and Günter Hoffschult.
Chairman of the board
Philipp Schiemer has held various management positions at the Daimler Group in Germany and Brazil since 1987, including head of product management for the A-Class and head of marketing at Mercedes-Benz Cars. Since 2013, he has been responsible for the business in Brazil as CEO of Mercedes-Benz do Brasil Ltda.
Chief Technical Officer
Jochen Hermann previously worked as head of overall vehicle development at AMG from 2014 to 2016, before focusing on electric drive systems and battery research in his role as head of e-drive development at Daimler AG. Jochen Hermann has been with the Daimler Group since 1997, where he has also worked in the areas of driver assistance systems and steering systems.
Chief Financial Officer
Günter Hoffschult has been a member of the management board since August 2020 and has held various management positions in the Daimler Group since 1995, including Procurement and Product Development Commercial Vehicles. From 2014 he was responsible for the product and project controlling of the S-Class at Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars up until 2017, when he assumed responsibility for the product and engineering controlling of the passenger car drive systems.
Photography | Anatol Kotte
The history of Mercedes‑AMG is full of records – whether they be for motor racing, performance or sales figures. And every day we resolve to give our best. But a success story can only be written if you have a firm eye on the future. As a high-performance brand and part of a globally active group of companies, it is our duty to develop sustainable technologies. In short, to assume duty. After all, even if we are only responsible for a tiny proportion of global CO2 emissions, each saved gram is crucial. We are all aware of this responsibility and are more than happy to assume it.
After all, we all have motor racing in our blood and, therefore, simply relish a challenge.