Mercedes-Benz USA Headquarters to Move to Atlanta
Because nothing says luxury quite like the Big Peach…
Mercedes-Benz USA President and CEO, Stephen Cannon, announced yesterday that the luxury automaker’s headquarters would be moving to Atlanta, Georgia, from its current location in Montvale, New Jersey. The announcement was made at the Georgia State Capitol alongside the governor of Georgia, Nathan Deal.
The Mercedes-Benz USA headquarters move has long been discussed—because who the hell would want to stick around Montvale, New Jersey?—but it was not made official until yesterday. The new site, which will be built at the corner of Abernathy and Barfield roads in Sandy Springs, will be completed in early 2018. In the meantime, Mercedes will move its headquarters to an interim location in Dunwoody, Georgia, starting in July of this year—because again, who the hell would want to stick around Montvale, New Jersey?
As part of the move, Mercedes plans to hire hundreds of new workers in the Atlanta area. At the same time, some operations will remain open in New Jersey.
“Mercedes-Benz is a marquis brand which deserves a marquis setting,” Cannon announced. “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.”
While Atlanta doesn’t seem like the ideal location for a luxury carmaker (we were thinking maybe Boston or Seattle or even San Francisco), we understand Mercedes’ hurry to move. Because, as we’ll stress one more time, who the hell would want to stick around Montvale, New Jersey?
*To our Montvale, New Jersey, readers, don’t take it personally. After all, we’re based out of Dayton, Ohio. Our best view of the city is from a cemetery.