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Alabama Industries Automotive

In 1997, the first M-Class rolled off the Mercedes-Benz production line in Vance, launching the beginning of the automotive industry in Alabama.

Alabama has grown to become a leading center globally for automotive production. Vehicle assembly plants for Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda Toyota, an engine assembly plant for Toyota, and a growing automotive supplier network serving OEMs in Alabama and neighboring states.

Alabama Exports Nearly $10 Billion in Vehicles & Parts Each Year.

Passenger Vehicles Made in Alabama

Mazda Toyota Joint Venture

Mazda and Toyota have selected Alabama for a $1.6 billion joint venture assembly plant that will employ up to 4,000 and have a capacity of 300,000 vehicles per year. Production is scheduled to begin in 2021 on the following vehicles.

Alabama automakers
produce nearly 1 million
cars & light-trucks per year

Alabama ranks third
nationally in export dollars
for motor vehicles

Alabama is in the top 5 states for car and light truck production

Alabama automakers produce more than 1.5 million automotive engines per year

10 car and truck models are currently produced in Alabama

Alabama, a Key Driver in Automotive
Training and Education

Alabama provides leading training and education for the automotive industry. In addition, the $73 million Alabama Robotics Technology Park provides advanced training for industry.

AIDT, Alabama’s #1 incentive, provides a total workforce delivery system at no cost to qualified employers and the state’s 24 two-year colleges work with industry to offer apprenticeships and customized education programs.

Suppliers in North America Have
a Presence in Alabama

Automotive Industry News

Mercedes investment still fans Alabama industry

VANCE, Ala. — Jason Hoff has been CEO of Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Inc. since 2013, when he was promoted to the position from Daimler’s purchasing operations in Germany. The Oregon native previously worked at the Alabama manufacturing company starting in 1994, a year after graduating from college, when it was still a comparatively modest $600…

Hyundai to Add 200 Jobs, New Vehicle at Assembly Plant

MONTGOMERY, AL — Hyundai executives and local leaders announce plans to add a new vehicle to the production lineup as part of a $410 million expansion project that will create 200 jobs at the state-of-the-art facility.  During a ceremony at the Alabama Capitol, officials with Hyundai Motor Manufacturing of Alabama (HMMA) said workers will assemble…

Shinhwa Group plans $42 million Auburn plant, to hire 95

The Shinhwa Group, a South Korean auto supplier, will open a $42 million Auburn manufacturing operation, expected to create 95 jobs. It is the manufacturer’s first U.S. manufacturing location. To read more of the story go to:

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