Mercedes-Benz invests $1 billion in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Posted On October 9th, 2018 - 1:20 pm | by Oil and gas press

Mercedes-Benz sets up production of electric vehicles in the United States. The company plans to produce Mercedes-Benz EQ SUV models at its Tuscaloosa, Alabama passenger-car plant celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

In addition, a battery plant will be built. In total, $1 billion will be invested in the expansion of the manufacturing footprint in the region, which is expected to create more than 600 jobs.

The announcement was part of the 20-year celebration of Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI). Located in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, the facility is the worldwide production location for the GLE, GLS and GLE Coupe SUVs, as well as for the C-Class sedan for North America. In 2016, the plant produced more than 310,000 vehicles.

    MBUSI currently employs more than 3,700 team members and supports 10,000+ jobs at suppliers and service providers in the region.


As the first automotive manufacturing location in the State of Alabama, the plant also served as the catalyst for additional OEMs, automotive suppliers and supporting businesses to come to the area, creating thousands of jobs in the region and leading to Alabama’s strong position as one of the key automotive business clusters in the United States.

Mercedes-Benz will start producing SUV models of the EQ brand in Tuscaloosa at the beginning of the next decade. EQ models will be integrated into the series production at the plant. This is possible because of the early investments in flexibility and technical equipment at the plant that offer trailblazing Industry 4.0 technologies. With the Tuscaloosa plant, Mercedes-Benz will have electric mobility hubs on three continents serving customers’ demand around the globe and shaping the future of electric mobility worldwide.

Source / More : Daimler Group

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