Mercedes Benz announced today that they would be moving their MBUSA Corporate headquarters from Montvale, NJ to Atlanta, GA. While they will begin moving employees to a temporary facility in Georgia as early as July 2015, they plan on building a new state of the art headquarters to be completed by in early 2017. The move will affect approximately 1,000 corporate employees.
According to the official Mercedes Benz press release (read it in its entirety below) the “move [is] designed to better serve its growing customer base and strengthen the company’s position for long-term, sustainable growth.” While there have been rumblings of this move for the past year or so, this is the official announcement. MB is investing more and more into their Georgia based plants, most recently, establishing new C class and front wheel drive production lines at their Georgia based facility.
Here’s the official press release from MBUSA:
Mercedes-Benz USA Announces Move of Corporate Headquarters to Atlanta
Several operational areas to remain in New Jersey including Parts Distribution Center and Regional Office
January 06, 2015 – MONTVALE, N.J.
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today announced that it will relocate its corporate headquarters to Atlanta, Georgia, in a move designed to better serve its growing customer base and strengthen the company’s position for long-term, sustainable growth.
MBUSA executives and staff will relocate from its primary facility in Montvale, New Jersey, to a temporary facility in Atlanta’s Central Perimeter on an interim basis. The company will construct a new, state-of-the-art headquarters expected to be completed in early 2017. MBUSA plans to begin moving employees starting in July 2015. The move, which will affect approximately 1,000 employees, will be phased to help minimize any disruption to business operations. Several operational areas will remain in both Montvale and Robbinsville, New Jersey.
“New Jersey has been a wonderful home to our U.S. operations for our first 50 years, and still is today,” said MBUSA President and CEO Stephen Cannon. “The state has worked tirelessly with us as we evaluated our options. 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. That brought us to Atlanta.
“Atlanta is a premier city which places us closer to our ever-growing Southeast customer base, our port in Brunswick, Georgia, and to Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, our Alabama manufacturing facility, which accounts for half of the vehicles we sell here in the U.S. For our employees, Atlanta offers a strong quality of life, terrific schools and wonderful cultural and recreational opportunities.”
The company expects to provide additional detail on its plans by the end of the month.
About Mercedes-Benz USA
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse line-up in the luxury segment with 14 model lines ranging from the sporty CLA-Class four-door coupe to the flagship S-Class.
MBUSA is also responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans, and smart products in the U.S. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com, www.mbsprinterusa.com and www.smartusa.com.