German automaker Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz has decided to move its North American holding company into a new headquarter in Michigan, according to the state’s Governor Rick Snyder.
Next to the headquarters move will also sit the relocation of 30 administrative jobs to the state that also holds the three largest indigenous automakers. Snyder announced the news while on a trip to the Frankfurt motor show, where he finished the second part of an automotive-centric trade mission that was initiated in Japan. Daimler’s Michigan project also comes very soon after another decision this year to relocate the Mercedes-Benz USA unit from Montvale, New Jersey to Atlanta, where the automaker is ready to construct a new facility by the end of 2016. “Michigan is the world’s automotive leader, and Daimler’s decision to increase its presence in state is another indication that we intend to hold that position for generations to come,” commented Snyder in a statement.
The 30 administrative positions will come as well from Montvale, N.J., and include executive staff and employees in treasury, legal and accounting departments, with the move scheduled to commence next year – the new location will be Farmington Hills, where Daimler’s financial services operations are already based. The State’s economic development division said no incentives would be awarded for the move as very little personnel is involved. Daimler’s current Michigan facilities include the Mercedes-Benz financial services located in Farmington Hills – with 400 employees; Detroit Diesel in Redford Township, with 2,500 workers and the Mercedes-Benz research and development centers in Redford and Ann Arbor, with 100 employees.
Via Automotive News