Show Hide image 9 March 2011 Daimler and Rolls-Royce to bid on Tognum The German and British firms are to team-up on a bid for German engineering company Tognum. Giants of the motoring world, Germany's Daimler and Britain's Rolls-Royce, will make an offer for Tognum worth £2.7bn. It is to be a joint venture where each company would have a 50:50 stake in Tognum engineering. Both companies have stated they plan to maintain Tognum's manufacturing plants which should protect jobs. Daimler, who own Mercdes-Benz, also own a 28 per cent stake in Tognum already. By Liam McLaughlin Liam McLaughlin is a freelance journalist who has also written for Prospect and the Huffington Post. He tweets irregularly @LiamMc108.