Wagenfabrik Jos. Neuss
The Wagenfabrik Jos. Neuss was a German Stellmacherbetrieb and manufacturer of bodies in Berlin .
The operation was in 1857 by Joseph Neuss sen. (1818-1889) founded in Berlin-Halensee for the production of carriages . Soon, Neuss was the largest coach factory in Germany. In the 1870s, he handed over the company to his son, Joseph Neuss junior. On January 1, 1898, Nikolaus Trutz, the owner of the first and oldest Coburg Wagenfabrik N. Trutz, acquired 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 on order. Neuss also produced the design for the Protos 40 hp with a factory team in the race New York - Paris in 1908 participated.
In the 1920s, Jos was. Neuss, who made particularly elegant convertibles , the best-regarded body brand in Germany. Luxury superstructures for chassis from Maybach , Mercedes-Benz , Horch , Audi , Hansa-Lloyd and Bugatti wereoffered. Jos. Neuss had the German agency for Bugatti automobiles. Beginning in 1930, they gave themselves a little more modest and also offered bodies for middle-class vehicles from Steyr and Wanderer .
In 1933 Trutz withdrew from the business for reasons of age and Erdmann & Rossi took over the company. The name "Jos. Neuss "led proudly for years with his own name.