Mercedes-Benz Employees At US HQ Asked To Work From Home Till End Of 2020

Mercedes-Benz opened the new HQ in the US in 2018 and has invested $100 million to build the office.

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Mercedes-Benz has asked 875 of its employees at its Atlanta facility in the US to work remotely for the remainder of the year. A report in Automotive News said that this directive from the company could be carried forward to 2021 as well. The company's US headquarters at Atlanta has been empty since mid-March because of the lockdown which was announced following the spread of the novel coronavirus. Mercedes-Benz opened the new HQ in the US in 2018 and has invested $100 million to build the office.

The 200,000 square-foot building, located on a 12-acre campus is made entirely of glass that is supported by a steel structure. Construction of the new headquarters took 425,000 man hours and more than 1,000 workers and the company has clearly said that it's not bailing out on it.

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Construction of the new headquarters took 425,000 man hours and more than 1,000 workers 

Talking to Automotive News, Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Nicholas Speeks, said, "We still need to occasionally have some physical meetings in a post-COVID world. We also have to allow for the fact that some people like to come into the office."

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The company's HQ handles sales and marketing, administration, product planning and distribution in the US and with the Covid-19 pandemic worsening, a lot many car makers have taken various precautions to make sure that the operations run smoothly and customer emergencies are handled in a proper manner.

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