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Mercedes-Benz USA Leases 1.1-Million Square-Foot Former Boeing Facility

Mercedes-Benz USA has just leased a 1.1-million square-foot Long Beach facility that used to be a place where Boeing 717 planes were manufactured. Terms of the lease were left undisclosed, as are the plans of MBUSA for the site. The only comments made on the facility was that it would get some measure of an overhaul and that the development would be more on the long-term. The company is expected to move in sometime during Q1 2014. Long Beach mayor Bob Foster expressed delight in the luxury automaker choosing the California city, and also said that the new facility will “complement the Douglas Park development underway across the street.” The… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Pads Lead Over BMW in US Luxury Segment

With record sales in the month of April, Mercedes-Benz USA was able to pad its lead over rival German luxury automaker BMW. The latter was able to get a higher increase in terms of volume, with a 10 percent increase corresponding to 23,225 units sold for the month. Mercedes-Benz, on the other hand, sold 23,635 units, a 5.8 percent increase. Year over year figures through April indicated an 11-percent increase for 2013, as the Mercedes-Benz has managed to sell 92,822 units so far, according to parent company Daimler. BMW, meanwhile, has sold 88,127 units through the fourth month of the year. Daimler’s gains are thanks in part to the resurgence… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz USA Names Webster New smart GM on Top of Other Moves

Mercedes-Benz USA has just named previous pre-owned and fleet ops general manager Mark Webster as the new overall smart GM, replacing Tracey Matura, who then moves on to Chicago to become the GM for the central region. The shuffling becomes official on May 1. “Leveraging talent is a great way to drive a company’s corporate culture,” said MBUSA president and CEO Steve Cannon. He added that he expects “fresh perspectives” and skill sets to help the company sustain the  momentum it’s enjoying right now. There’s a domino effect, of course. Apart from the moves involving Webster and Matura, Kurt Cornell moves into the position vacated by Webster. In addition, previous… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz USA Gets Record Sales Figures for Q1

Backed by solid March numbers and riding continued success to start 2013, Mercedes-Benz USA reported that its Q1 sales figures are the highest in its history. The German automaker sold a total of 69,187 vehicles (cars plus trucks) during the first quarter of the year, which is up 12.5% over the same period in 2012. “We’re coming out of our highest first quarter on record—and that’s before launching a single new product,” said Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Steve Cannon. The company sold a total of 24,646 vehicles in March, which represents a 6.5% increase over the same month last year. Quarterly figures that also count Sprinter trucks and smart units are… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz USA Donates $1 Million for Hurricane Sandy Relief

In the aftermath of the megastorm Hurricane Sandy’s rampage throughout the east coast of the United States, Mercedes-Benz USA is donating $1 million to the American Red Cross to aid in the relief efforts in the disaster-affected areas. “The devastation that Hurricane Sandy left behind will be felt for a long time in the communities in which we live and work,” said MBUSA President and CEO Steve Cannon. “It’s our hope that this donation can provide some small measure of relief for the families and businesses affected as the recovery and rebuilding begins.” MBUSA’s HQ is located in Montvale, New Jersey, one of the states in the path of Hurricane… Continue Reading »

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MBUSA crowned as one of top employers in New Jersey

Living in Jersery? Or better still, are you a Mercedes-Benz fan living in Jersery? Then you should be working for Mercedes-Benz USA. For the third straight time, MBUSA has been ranked as one of the absolutely “Best Places to work in New Jersey”, according to NJBIZ Magazine. That happens to be the state’s prime business journal, in case you have no clue. The magazine has identified MBUSA as benefitting Jersery’s economy, workforce and businesses (insert warm feeling of pride here). The company is now number 8 on their list and is the only automaker to have been chosen. “To continue to receive this recognition in a recovering economy is a… Continue Reading »

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Streaming Live on Facebook : The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL

Everyone’s excited for the Detroit Auto Show, one of the largest motor trade show in the world, mainly because lots of people are car fans. And as the event is drawing near, producers and car companies’ organizers are becoming busy too, busy on preparing to unveil their latest car models. Mercedes-Benz SL will be unveiled in a different manner though as the company announced that they will be streaming it live on the Mercedes-Benz US’ Facebook page, making people from all over the world to watch the memorable event for the aluminum “based” car. If you want to look at the official photos of the most talked about car, click… Continue Reading »

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