Nallinger joined Daimler Benz AG in 1922. He played an important part in the development of all-round independent suspension for passenger cars and in the introduction of (relatively) high speed diesel engines to passenger cars in the 1930s, something which has remained a key strength for the company ever since.
During the Nazi period, he enjoyed the status of Wehrwirtschaftsführer, reflecting the important war-time contribution from European auto-makers to military equipment production in the principal belligerent states. He was appointed a director on the research and development side of the business in 1940, and in 1941 was appointed to the executive board. At this time, he was also appointed a member of the "Deutschen Akademie der Luftfahrtforschung". (German Academy of aircraft research).
Fritz Nallinger retired from Daimler-Benz in December 1965.
Sources and further reading
- "News and Views: Daimler Benz appointment". Autocar. 123 (nbr 3646: Page 1412. 31 December 1965.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- Ernst Klee: Das Personenlexikon zum Dritten Reich. Wer war was vor und nach 1945. Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, Zweite aktualisierte Auflage, Frankfurt am Main 2005, ISBN 978-3-596-16048-8, S. 428
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