Mercedes-Benz USA has announced that they will be relocating their corporate headquarters from its current Montvale, New Jersey location to a new headquarters complex in Atlanta, Georgia.

Executives and staff at the current primary facility in New Jersey will move to a temporary facility in Atlanta’s Central Perimeter on an interim basis until a newly-constructed, state-of-the-art headquarters is completed in 2017. Employees will begin moving in July of 2015. The move involves approximately 1,000 employees and will be in phases to minimize disruptions to business operations. Some operations will remain in New Jersey, including parts distribution.

“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.”

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