How long has Mercedes-Benz been in the United States?
Believe it or not, there was a time in history when Mercedes-Benz didn’t exist in the United States. It is hard to think about, but it is also fascinating to see how far this iconic automotive brand has come. Today we’re going to take a look at a brief history of Mercedes-Benz USA and how long it has been in the United States.
How long have Mercedes-Benz vehicles been sold in the U.S.?
Mercedes-Benz USA was founded in 1965, but Mercedes-Benz vehicles actually started being imported in 1952 under Max Hoffman. He helped cement the identity of Mercedes-Benz in America with the iconic 300SL Gullwing. By 1957, Mercedes-Benz was in the perfect position to expand in the United States. They entered a distribution agreement with Studebaker-Packard Corporation. Eight years later, Mercedes-Benz USA was formed.
How many people does Mercedes-Benz employ in the U.S.?
Since then, Mercedes-Benz USA has grown into a nationwide organization now employing over 1,600 people. In addition, the company has 368 associated dealerships (including Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead) that employ over 22,000 people. Each year Mercedes-Benz grows with new vehicle options, technology features and concept models. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for Mercedes-Benz USA.
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