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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 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.

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 manufacturers Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai produced nearly 1.5 million automotive engines in 2020.

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

Mazda Toyota unveils logo, updates Alabama construction progress

Mazda Toyota’s giant auto manufacturing plant in Huntsville looks virtually complete on the outside while it still has a long way to go on interior construction. Production, however, is still expected to begin next year, the company said in a press release Tuesday. Meanwhile, Mazda Toyota rolled out its corporate logo on Tuesday – an…

$53.5 million Mercedes-Benz expansion to add 373 jobs

A new storage and sequence facility for Mercedes-Benz parts in Vance will be completed by mid-2021. Construction on the New Vance Manufacturing Logistics Center, or Vance Ventures Project, is expected to begin this month. The project, taking shape on Will Walker Road, is expected to create 373 jobs. The 500,000-square-foot facility will be built on…

Mercedes produces high-end luxury Maybach SUV in Alabama

Mercedes-Benz has built its first-ever Maybach SUV in Alabama. The GLS 600 is badged a Maybach. Once its own brand, Mercedes now reserves the Maybach badge for its top-of-the-line models. The GLS 600 is the first Maybach SUV, joining a Maybach edition of the S-Class sedan. Added features and luxury additions require special time and…

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