Bentley has announced that it will be moving its U.S. corporate headquarters from Boston, Massachusetts to Herndon, Virginia. The uber-luxury brand will be moving to the offices of the Volkswagen Group of America, in what it calls a "strategic realignment of its regional operations." According to Bentley president and COO, Christophe Georges, "the relocation will allow Bentley to focus out resources on our brand and take further advantage of synergies with the Volkswagen Group here in the U.S."

Volkswagen Group of America has been around since 1955, staring in their Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey facility. In 2007, VWoA moved to the VA location. That same year, Bentley moved from Michigan to Boston in a similar realignment. A statement by Bentley at that time had a very similar message, "The move, coupled with a realignment of the company's North American structure, will provide Bentley with an even sharper focus on its key market." Funny how while the places chance, the message stays the same.
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(Boston, 5 September 2012). Bentley Motors, Inc., the sales and marketing arm for Bentley Motors in the Americas, today announced that it will relocate its corporate headquarters from Boston, Massachusetts to the offices of Volkswagen Group of America in Herndon, Virginia as part of a strategic realignment of its regional operations.

Commenting on the changes, Christophe Georges, president & COO for Bentley Motors, Inc., said, "The U.S. is our biggest market and the relocation will allow Bentley to focus our resources on our brand and to take further advantage of synergies with the Volkswagen Group here in the US."

"We welcome the Bentley team to our Volkswagen Group of America headquarters," said Jonathan Browning, president and CEO Volkswagen Group of America. "Our greatest strength is the power of our iconic brands across the globe. As each of these brands grows, the supporting administration also needs to grow. By having Audi, VW, Lamborghini and now Bentley in the same location, we can provide that support so each of the brands can continue to focus on its unique position in the marketplace."

The move will provide Bentley with an even sharper focus on the important Americas' markets and enable increased efficiency and cooperation with its VWGoA counterparts. The headquarters relocation is expected to be completed by the end of 2012. Additional details concerning the move will be announced in the coming months.

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      Does anyone proof-read this stuff? "Out" "Staring" "Chance" One starts to wonder what else might be wrong = facts, numbers, ....
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      VW's HQ is literally two minutes away from my office. You see MFG plates on a whole variety of VAG products.
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        I had no idea they were downtown! See anything cool around there?
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          A friend of mine told me they have an Audi A1 on site. I've considered going over there to put a note on it saying it needs to be sold here, preferably in souped-up quattro form.
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      FYI, Herdon is surrounded by some of the richest counties in the nation... funny that the seat of the US gov't is 30min away.
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      I couldn't have lived my day without knowing this bit of info.
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      I'm terrified. Do NOT want to move...i lived like my whole life in Mass and not ready to leave.
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      Last time I was at VW HQ in VA, they had an Audi Diesel Le Mans race car. So, Boston loses jobs and VA gains job. Mind you, that VWoA HQ in Herndon is in a terrible location. Soul-******* boring. I have never understood why VW moved corporate HQ to the DMV. If they were going to move to a high priced market, might as well as moved to NYC.