WATCH | From an ordinary mechanic to a Mercedes taxi 'boss' - Omer's story is truly inspirational

<i>Image: Deutsche Welle</i>
<i>Image: Deutsche Welle</i>

Imagine being a mechanic for most of your life and then going on to run your own successful business in the same industry.

Omer Akdogan has been fixing cars in Berlin for 25 years and currently runs a garage specialising in Mercedes taxis.

Getting the job done

The team working for Omer consists of about 15 people with origins across the world, each with their own area of expertise.

Garage foreman Izzet Akay says the garage is his home and has been working there for almost 14 years.

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Cars come in daily with customers requesting different alterations to be made to their cars, and it has to be done as quickly as possible. Omer emphasises high attention to detail and getting the job done right the first time.Everything from 1990's E-Class sedans to brand-new C-Class models finds their way to Omer's garage in need of some tender love and care.

Compiled by: Robin Classen

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