Mercedes-Benz Invests In America

It is always good to hear more companies that commit to investing more money into creating jobs here in America. We are proud to announce that Mercedes-Benz will be buying more American made parts for the factory that our company owns and runs in Alabama. We wanted to be sure to get this great news out to you in the form of a blog post!

The manufacturing facility is located in Tuscaloosa. Our ultimate goal is to drastically increase the number of American suppliers that we do business with. This will go a long way in both boosting the local economy, as well as increasing efficiency and reducing transportation costs. Our plant currently employs 3,600 workers, and is in currently in the process of a $1.3 billion expansion. 

At the end of the day, our goal is for numbers to trend upwards in regards to how many American suppliers that we work with. We are making great progress in our goal! When looking at the Mercedes-Benz C-Class models alone, eighty percent of components are purchased from both US and Canadian companies. In the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUVs, the percentage of parts from American manufacturers increased to 65%.

At Plaza Motors West, we take great pride in keeping our customers informed of the latest developments on the Mercedes-Benz front. We sincerely believe that an informed customer is the best type of customer to have. Knowledge is power, and our goal in all things is to empower our customers and prospective customers to make the best decisions possible as it relates to buying new vehicles, and getting their vehicles serviced.

Until next time,

Team Plaza Motors West 

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