Jos. Car factory Neuss

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Jos. Car factory Neuss
legal form
founding 1857
resolution 1933
Reason for dissolution Takeover by Erdmann & Rossi
Seat Berlin - Halensee , Germany
  • Joseph Neuss sen.
  • Joseph Neuss jun.
  • Karl Trutz
Branch Carriage manufacturer , body manufacturer , automobile manufacturer

Benz 21/50 hp, built in 1914, custom-made for Karl Max von Lichnowsky

The Jos. Neuss was a German cartwright and manufacturer of car bodies in Berlin .


The company was founded in 1857 by Joseph Neuss sen. (1818–1889) founded in Berlin-Halensee to manufacture carriages . Soon Neuss was the largest carriage factory in Germany. In the 1870s he passed the company on to his son, Joseph Neuss junior. On January 1, 1898, Nikolaus Trutz, the owner of the first and oldest Coburg car factory N. Trutz, bought the company for his eldest son Karl (1873–1950). Early 20th century was Karl defiance producing carriages and began bodies for automobiles to manufacture.

In 1898 the company also manufactured complete automobiles to order. Neuss also manufactured the body for the Protos 40 PS with which a factory team took part in the New York - Paris 1908 race.

In the 1920s, Jos. Neuss, who made particularly elegant convertibles , the most respected body brand in Germany. Luxury bodies for chassis from Maybach , Mercedes-Benz , Horch , Audi , Hansa-Lloyd and Bugatti were offered. Jos. Neuss was the German agency for Bugatti automobiles. From 1930 onwards the company was a bit more modest and also offered bodies for mid-range vehicles from Steyr and Wanderer .

In 1933 Trutz retired from the business for reasons of age and Erdmann & Rossi took over the company. The name "Jos. Neuss ”was proudly used with its own name for many years.

Museum property

  • Mecklenburgisches Kutschenmuseum : a Gala Landauer a la Daumont from the stables of the German Emperor Wilhelm II in Berlin around 1908 as the 7,077th vehicle built by Neuss


Web links

Commons : Wagenfabrik Jos. Neuss  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Wagenfbk u. Wagon builder . In: Berliner Adreßbuch , 1920, p. 559. “Neuss, Jos., Nestorstrasse 8–9”.
  2. Kubisch: German car brands from A – Z.
  3. Thomas Köppen: Mecklenburgisches Carriage Museum in Kobrow. 2015, pp. 47-49, 459-460.