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.

Keywords
Multinational Business, Car
Settings
1993-1997
Type
Published Sources
Copyright
© 1997
Available Languages
English
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