Mercedes Benz USA, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler North American Holding Corporation based in Auburn Hills, is responsible for the sales, service and marketing of Mercedes-Benz products in the United States.
The company sold 206,638 vehicles in the U.S. during 2001, setting the highest sales volume ever in its history. Mercedes Benz USA was founded in 1965 with headquarters in Fort Lee, New Jersey and moved to its current new headquarters in Montvale, New Jersey in 1972. Prior to the founding of Mercedes-Benz USA, Mercedes-Benz cars were sold in the United States from 1957 to 1964 by Mercedes-Benz Sales Inc., a subsidiary of the Studebaker-Packard Corporation. Max Hoffman was the first importer and retailer of Mercedes-Benz cars in the United States from 1952-1957.