Tuesday, 3 February 2015, Governor Nathan Deal (R - Georgia) and Mercedes Benz USA President and CEO Stephen Cannon formally announced Sandy Springs would be the home of the new Mercedes headquarters. The announcement took place at a Capitol press conference.
"Mercedes-Benz is a marquis brand which deserves a marquis setting," Cannon said. "Our ambition is to be more than just a great car company – we want to be among the best companies in the world, and Atlanta will serve as the perfect foundation to foster that ambition for the future. We are looking forward to calling Atlanta home."
Mercedes Benz USA, which is currently headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, will construct a new, state-of-the-art headquarters facility on a greenfield site located at the corner of Abernathy and Barfield roads in Sandy Springs (shown below), expected to be completed in early 2018. Set near the intersection of Georgia 400 and Interstate 285, the approximately 12-acre parcel rests in one of Atlanta's largest and most sought-after commercial districts, offering numerous hotel, retail and restaurant options with easy access to public transit and Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Beginning July 2015, the company will move into temporary office space at Sterling Pointe II, a 186,000-square-foot, Class A office building at the Perimeter Center complex in the neighboring city of Dunwoody.
"Mercedes-Benz USA's planned headquarters location in Sandy Springs is great for the city, metro Atlanta and for the entire state of Georgia," said Governor Deal. "I want to thank Mercedes-Benz USA and its leadership team for its decision to call Georgia home."
As part of the relocation, the automaker plans to hire hundreds of new employees from the Atlanta area. Mercedes Benz USA will continue to maintain several operational business units in both Montvale and Robbinsville, New Jersey. Additional details on the new Sandy Springs facility, as well as Mercedes Benz USA's Atlanta recruiting efforts, will be released in the coming weeks.