If you are a fan of German cars (or just cars in general), you might wonder who makes Maybach cars. There is a rather extensive history on the vehicle, so learning about this is important.
To start, the Maybach was first known as the Maybach-Manufaktur, which started in 1909. Wilhelm Maybach crated the original vehicle, known as the Luftfahrzeug-Motorenbau GmbH and built the vehicle from 1909 until 1912. However, the Maybach family no longer owns the car company. It has since been sold and is now owned by Daimler AG. This is the same company that formerly held a partnership with Chrysler in the United States. The Maybach, however, is no longer built as 2013 served to be the last model year of the vehicle. This was because Damiler saw sales of the vehicle slip to around 3,000 between 2002 and 2012.
In order to answer the question of who built the Maybach, it really depends on what era the vehicle was from. When Wilhelm Maybach started building the vehicle in 1909, he was two years removed from working as the technical director for Damler-Motoren-Gessellschaft). Maybach focused primarily on zeppelins and rail cars when the company first started, especially as World War I unfolded in Germany and throughout Europe. Between the mid-1920s and 1940, the company produced a large number of Maybachs, but then this all ended during the Second World War. When the war broke out, Maybach stopped producing vehicles and started manufacturing tank engines. After the end of the war, Maybach never produced another vehicle under its own name. It did hand build a few different special edition Mercedes vehicles, but these all came out under the Mercedes name.
Maybach did not come out with another vehicle until 1997, when Daimler, the company Wilhelm Maybach formerly worked for, started to produce a line of vehicles. Since 2013 though, the brand has not created a single additional vehicle though, due to the slow sales. So, in order to answer the question of who built Maybach, Wilhelm Maybach produced the original vehicles, while Daimler built the latest vehicles. There are some rumblings though about a potentially new revival of the vehicle, as Mercedes has leaked information that it might produce an extra long, four-passenger Mayback under its S-Class branding. It says it is going to show it off in November at several international auto shows, so it is possible the vehicle might still make another comeback.