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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

EDPA pivots with Reignite Alabama to target Covid-19 challenges

The EDPA will make a big pivot with its next cycle in response to Covid-19. The EDPA will use its Launchpad platform for a response competition – Reignite Alabama – to help deal with the economic impact of Covid-19. You can find details here. Reignite Alabama is defining four “wicked challenges” for the next applications.…

How Mazda Toyota is benefiting from the coronavirus

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, the giant development in Huntsville, also had a giant problem. It needed 4,000 employees at the $1.6 billion facility under construction to produce vehicles for the two Japanese automakers who had come together for one of the largest economic projects in state history. To read more of the story go to: Mazda…

Alabama automakers resuming production

Action resumed at two Alabama auto plants today, as manufacturers begin the climb back from more than a month of inaction in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Mercedes-Benz resumed production in Tuscaloosa Monday, while Hyundai is taking this week to prepare for next week’s planned restart. For more of the story go to:  

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