Mercedes-Benz USA recently announced that it will relocate its corporate headquarters to Atlanta, Georgia. According to Mercedes-Benz this move is designed to better serve the company’s growing customer base and to strengthen the company's position for long-term, sustainable growth.

Executives and staff will relocate from its primary facility in Montvale, New Jersey, to a temporary facility in Atlanta's Central Perimeter. The company plans to construct a new, state-of-the-art headquarters expected to be completed in early 2017.  Employees of the company will in July of this year. The move will affect approximately 1,000 employees. 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.