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The company was originally a subsidiary of Luftschiffbau Zeppelin/GmbH and was itself known as "Luftfahrzeug-Motorenbau GmbH" (literally Airship Engine Company) until 1918.
The company originally developed and manufactured diesel and gas engines for Zeppelins and later, large and luxurious automobiles.
It also contributed to the Nazi war effort by producing the engines for, among other military vehicles, the formidable Tiger tank.