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Monday, December 11, 2023

South Bend, Ind. — Mercedes-Benz U.S. International recently announced that it has selected AM General to manufacture the Mercedes-Benz R-Class luxury vehicle at AM General’s 675,000-square-foot commercial assembly plant. Because of increasing demand for its sport utility vehicles and the need for greater production capacity in the U.S., Mercedes-Benz is moving production of the R-Class from its Tuscaloosa, Ala., plant to AM General’s facility in Mishawaka, Ind.

Under the multi-year agreement, AM General becomes Mercedes-Benz’s first and only contract manufacturing operator in the U.S. AM General anticipates R-Class vehicles will start rolling off its production lines this summer, and will hire and train hundreds of new workers to prepare for R-Class production.

“AM General is pleased to have been selected by Mercedes-Benz to build this vehicle at our world-class commercial vehicle facility in Mishawaka. We look forward to a long-term relationship with Mercedes, and expanding our services to the U.S. and global auto industry,” says president and CEO of AM General Charlie Hall.

In this rapidly growing segment of its business, AM General has extensive experience as an automotive contract assembler and original equipment manufacturer. Commercial vehicle contract assembly initiatives include work for General Motors and other OEMs. AM General, through its wholly owned subsidiary Mobility Ventures, designs, produces and supports the new MV-1—the world’s first purpose-built, universally accessible vehicle that is expanding choice in transportation for families, livery, and paratransit fleets.

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