In 2014, MBUSA made history by achieving the highest annual sales. A volume of 330,391 units were sold for the Mercedes-Benz brand. From 2013 there was a 5.7% increase in sales. A total of 366,589 vehicles were sold by the end of the year, all-time record for MBUSA, a 6.7% increase from 2013.
MBUSA was founded in 1965, 13 years after the start of importation of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Mercedes Benz has 93 locations worldwide and has production facilities in 17 countries.
BMW of North America’s Corporate Headquarters is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. BMW of North America, LLC was founded in 1975. In 1980, BMW of North America gained responsibilities for import and distribution for the BMW motorcycles. Light trucks began being distributed in 1999 by BMW of North America.
Louis Vuitton decided to make a career as a trunk maker at the age of 16. Since 1859, the Asnieres site, his family’s residence, has been a symbol of their success.
In 2014, Louis Vuitton was ranked the 19th most valuable brands in the world. The company has a brand value of $22,522,000.
Gucci is one of the world’s preeminent luxury brands. In 2014, Gucci was ranked the 41st most valuable brands in the world. The company was founded by Guccio Gucci in Florence in 1921. Gucci’s brand was made for impeccable men and women, representing the traditional “Made In Italy” craftsmanship
The company is dedicated to philanthropy work, in 2013; Gucci founded Chime For Change, a foundation dedicated to bringing awareness for girls’ and women’s empowerment. In addition, Gucci works closely with the Kering Corporate Foundation, supporting its efforts to end violence against women.
Audi is one of Germany’s oldest-established automobile manufacturers. The company symbolizes the merger of four motor-vehicle manufacturers; Audi, DKW, Horch and Wanderer, in 1932. This incorporation of companies formed the roots of AUDI AG.
In 2014, Audi was ranked the 45th most valuable brands in the world. Audi increased in value by 27%, and jumped 6 spots higher from their ranking in 2013.