(Mercedes Benz announced 6 January 2015 they would be relocating their USA headquarters to Atlanta. Image courtesy Mercedes Benz USA)6 January 2015, Mercedes Benz USA (MBUSA) confirmed the rumors.
The German automaker is relocating their United States headquarters from New Jersey to metropolitan Atlanta.
"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."
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.