Emile Mathis was a leading car dealer in Strasbourg, Alsace, handling Fiat, De Dietrich and Panhard-Levassor, among other makes.
The first car marketed under his own name was the Hermes (or Hermes- Simplex) designed for him by the young Bugatti and built at Grafenstaden.
The first true Mathis appeared in 1913. His plant was bought by Citroen in 1954.
(text source and more info at Vintage European Automobiles)
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