Case Study

Mercedes-Benz: Setting up in Alabama

4 pages
November 1997
Reference: IMD-3-0719

The case describes the actions Mercedes took following its decision to invest in a new plant in Alabama. Among the issues discussed are: Mercedes’ choice of Andreas Renschler to head the unit; its trans-Atlantic approach to product development; its rigorous method of hiring and training local workers; and its attraction of suppliers to Alabama. The case ends with Mercedes about to begin sales of the new vehicle, and explores issues of capacity enlargement.

Multinational Business, Car
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© 1997
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