Automaker will relocate engineering services division from New Jersey
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott announced Tuesday that Mercedes-Benz USA will be relocating an engineering services division from New Jersey to Jacksonville.
The company is adding the engineering services division to its Quality Evaluation Center in Jacksonville.
The 50 jobs will be a mix of employees relocating to Northeast Florida and new hires from the local market. Mercedes-Benz currently employs more than 100 Floridians at the Jacksonville facility.
“I am proud to announce that Mercedes-Benz USA has chosen Florida over New Jersey as the best place to grow their company and create jobs for Jacksonville families,” said Governor Scott. “With no income tax, a low business tax, and a focus on helping businesses succeed, it is clear why more companies are choosing to invest in our state. I look forward to seeing Mercedes-Benz USA’s continued success in Jacksonville as we continue to work each day to help Florida outcompete other states for new opportunities.”
Mercedes-Benz USA began operations in Jacksonville in 2010 and has invested more than $20 million in its 500,000 sq. ft. Jacksonville facility.
Jacksonville’s Mercedes-Benz USA facility is located at the International Trade Port near the Jacksonville International Airport.
The business units currently operating here include the Sales Operations Southern Regional Office, Parts Distribution Center, Quality Evaluation Center and Learning & Performance Center.
The QEC is one of only two operational units of its kind outside of Germany.
Cissy Proctor, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity said the relocation announcement is great news for Florida job seekers.
“Mercedes-Benz USA’s selection of our city is great news for Jacksonville,” said Mayor Lenny Curry. “This further demonstrates that the momentum is with us as our local economy continues to grow, creating highly-skilled jobs and more opportunities for our citizens and their families.”
Mercedes-Benz USA, headquartered in Atlanta, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States.
MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse lineup in the luxury segment with 15 model lines ranging from the sporty CLA-Class four-door coupe to the flagship S-Class and the Mercedes-AMG GT S.