Mercedes-Benz Extends C-Class Production to Tuscaloosa

By | June 19, 2014
For the first time, Mercedes-Benz will bring production of the C-Class to Tuscaloosa, marking the third location in the global C-Class production network. Currently, the Tuscaloosa plant produces the brand's SUV lineup, including the M-, R-, and GL-Class. As the first model in the Mercedes-Benz lineup to be produced in four countries, the new C-Class is also the brand's best-selling model line and manufacturing has already begun in preparation for the launch later this year. "With the successful start of production at the Tuscaloosa plant, we are expanding our C-Class capacities and are ready for the market launch in the USA and Canada in the fall," said Markus Schafer, Divisional Board Member Mercedes-Benz Cars, Production and Supply Chain Management.
To accommodate production of the C-Class, 500 employees from international plants, along with 100 from the Tuscaloosa plant have completed intensive training in Germany at the lead plant to ensure the quality of the product. Jason Hoff, Head of the Mercedes-Benz Tuscaloosa plant also had a few words to say about production of the C-Class coming to the Alabama plant. "Many of our team members have spent weeks and months in Germany getting to know the C-Class and the technologies associated with this product. Thanks to our highly qualified and motivated team, we are optimally prepared to write the next chapters of our success story 'made by Mercedes-Benz in Alabama'." Source: Mercedes-Benz