Tuscaloosa, USA

Mercedes-Benz GLE, GLE Coupé, GLS, C-Class Saloon

Foundation year: 1995

Number of employees: > 3,800

Annual production figure: around 240,000

  • The Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa is the traditional location for SUV production, and currently produces the GLE, GLE Coupé and GLS.
  • Since June 2014 the plant has also produced the C-Class for the North American market. With Bremen as the lead plant, the highest-volume model in the Mercedes-Benz portfolio is also produced in East London (South Africa) and by the joint venture plant BBAC in Peking (China).
  • In the future the location will also produce electric SUVs under the product and technology brand EQ.
  • A battery plant is also under construction near the existing car plant in Tuscaloosa. This will make Tuscaloosa part of the global battery production network of Mercedes-Benz Cars, which has locations on three continents.
  • Logistical activities are also being expanded at the location. These include a Global Logistics Center for the export of CKD vehicle kits to Mercedes-Benz assembly plants overseas, and a new After-Sales hub for the export of replacement parts.
  • The plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama was the first large Mercedes-Benz production plant outside Germany.
  • The plant was founded in 1995 and started production of the former M-Class (now GLE) in 1997.

Further information

Location manager: Jason Hoff; from 01.07.2019 Michael Göbel
Homepage: www.werk-tuscaloosa.mercedes-benz.com
As per 31.12.2018