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.