A Driving Force in the Automotive Industry
When Mercedes-Benz announced in 1993 that it would be opening a plant in Alabama, it was a milestone. It would be Mercedes’ first passenger vehicle factory ever located outside of Germany, Alabama’s very first automobile production facility—and the beginning of a booming industry trend for our state.
Thanks to an abundant skilled workforce, best-in-class cooperative training and an extremely business-friendly economic climate, Alabama has since become home to three more plants and a burgeoning automotive industry that produced nearly $6 billion worth of vehicles last year.
- 880,000 vehicles produced in 2012
- $5.9 billion in automobiles shipped to 80 countries in 2012
- Alabama’s #1 export
- 4th in U.S. in vehicle exports
- Home to business from 30 different countries
- 4 auto OEMs in the state
Companies in Alabama
Here are the Automotive companies who have OEMs in Alabama.
There are so many factors that make Alabama such a great place for Automotive companies. Chief among them are these invaluable partners: