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Mercedes-Benz Moves U.S. Headquarters to Atlanta

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 1/6/2015 Kelly Pleskot

Mercedes-Benz U.S.A. will relocate to Atlanta, Ga. from its current headquarters in Montvale, N.J. starting next year.

The automaker will gradually transfer employees to a temporary facility in Atlanta's Central Perimeter beginning in July 2015. By early 2017, Mercedes will open a new building to house the 1000 relocated employees. Several facilities in Montvale and Robbinsville, N.J. will remain open.

“New Jersey has been a wonderful home to our U.S. operations for our first 50 years, and still is today,” said Mercedes-Benz U.S.A. President and CEO Stephen Cannon. “Ultimately, though, it became apparent that to achieve the sustained, profitable growth and efficiencies we require for the decades ahead, our headquarters would have to be located elsewhere."

Mercedes Benz U.S. Headquarters Montvale 1973 Photo© Provided by MotorTrend Mercedes Benz U.S. Headquarters Montvale 1973 Photo

According to Cannon, the move to Atlanta will bring the company closer to its expanding customer base in the Southeast as well as its port in Brunswick, Ga. that delivers imported vehicles to dealers across the Southeast and other parts of the nation. Atlanta is also near Mercedes' manufacturing facility in Tuscaloosa, Ala. that builds half of all vehicles the company sells in the U.S.

Just like the recent decisions from Toyota and Cadillac to relocate, the Mercedes move will not come without controversy. Mercedes said it will provide additional details on the move by the end of the month.

Pictured above is Mercedes-Benz U.S. headquarters in Montvale, 1973

Source: Mercedes-Benz


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