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SR 59 Berlin scooter made by IWL (Industriewerke Ludwigsfelde), the company based in Ludwigsfelde in Brandenburg, close to Berlin. "Berlin" replaced earlier SR 56 Wiesel model in 1959 and it was produced until the end of 1962, when it was replaced by Troll model. 113943 units had been built in this time.

Daimler-Benz established the Ludwigsfelde factory in 1936 to build engines for Luftwaffe. During the Second World War the factory used at least 10,000 prisoners of war, forced labourers and concentration camp prisoners to work. Early in 1945 the US Army Air Forces bombed the factory. Then, after the surrender of Germany, what remained of the works was dismantled and taken to the Soviet Union as part of the Allies' programme to take reparations from Germany and reduce German industrial capacity. Ludwigsfelde factory was in Soviet zone, and then in German Democratic Republic. The Volkseigener Betrieb Industriewerke Ludwigsfelde was founded on 1 March 1952. Initially it made marine diesel engines and machine tools, then there was unsuccesful attempt to launch jet engines production: serious problems with prototype engines caused termination of this project. In 1955 the factory marketed their first motor scooter, the Pitty. After 1965 it abandoned scooters for trucks and vans production. Now the factory is part of Daimler-Benz AG and since 1991 it has made Mercedes-Benz vans.

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