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Mercedes-Benz USA

Maker of luxury automobiles.

Headquarters:
One Mercedes Drive
Montvale, NJ 07645
Employees 1,500+
U.S. CEO: Steve Cannon
Subsidiary of Daimler

Website: http://www.mbusa.com

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Part of Germany's Daimler Corporation, Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is responsible for the distribution and marketing of Mercedes-Benz, Maybach, smart, and Sprinter products in the United States. In 2011, the company sold 264,460 passenger vehicles in the US, representing 17.5% year-over-year growth, in addition to 16,577 Sprinters.

Mercedes-Benz is known for its luxury automobiles and engineering. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse line-up in the luxury segment with 14 model lines ranging from the sporty C-Class to the flagship S-Class sedans and the SLS AMG supercar. Vehicles include sedans, sports cars and SUVs that are priced from $30,000-$200,000.

There are 356 Mercedes dealerships across the U.S. There are over 1,500 employees at MBUSA and 21,500 U.S. dealership employees.

Ever since the invention of the motor vehicle by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz in 1886, Mercedes-Benz has continued to be a leading innovator in the automotive industry, pioneering such features as the safety cell body structure (crumple zones), anti-lock brakes, supplemental restraint system (SRS) airbags, ESP stability control and traction control.

The company was No. 12 on the list of 100 Best Companies to Work for in America by Fortune Magazine in 2012. Mercedes-Benz USA has made the list for the third straight year.

History

MBUSA was founded in 1965 with headquarters in Fort Lee, NJ and moved to its current headquarters in Montvale, NJ in 1972.

Prior to the founding of MBUSA, Mercedes-Benz cars were sold in the United States from 1957 to 1964 by Mercedes-Benz Sales, Inc., a subsidiary of the Studebaker-Packard Corporation. Max Hoffman was the first importer and retailer of Mercedes-Benz cars in the United States from 1952-1957.

Benefits

Health Care Benefits
- Comprehensive Medical, Prescriptions and Dental
- Group Life/ AD&D, Supplemental Life/ AD&D, Spouse & Child Life and Travel Accident
- Flexible Spending Account
- Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Worker's Compensation

Retirement Benefits
- 401(k) Savings Plan with company match of 75% per dollar up to 8%
- Pension Plan
- Retiree Medical Benefits

Paid Time Off
- Generous vacation schedule
- Personal Time/ Sick Time
- Holidays
- Bereavement time
- Jury duty
- Military leave

Additional Benefits
- Employee and family vehicle lease and purchase program
- Parts accessories discount program
- Flexible work arrangements (e.g. compressed workweek and telecommuting)
- Business casual attire during summer months
- Summer hours
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which offers information and support for a wide range of issues that employees and their families might encounter
- Group legal services
- Group automotive, homeowners and veterinary pet insurance plans
- Adoption Plan

The cafeteria at U.S. headquarters is a great representation of the internationalism of the company: serving a daily mixture of Asian, Caribbean, Indian, German, Spanish, other European, and American delicacies.

Updated March 28, 2012