An aerial view of the Mercedes-Benz Vans facility in late 2017, showing substantial completion on the expansion site for the new Sprinter plant.

ABOUT MERCEDES-BENZ VANS, LLC

Our History

More than 110,000 Sprinters have been assembled in North Charleston and delivered to destinations in the U.S. since 2006. The U.S. is now the second largest market for Sprinter vans, after Germany.

With the success of the Sprinter van in the U.S. market, the decision was made to expand the current re-assembly operation to a full-scale production plant for the next-generation Sprinter van. Now for the first time, the Sprinter van will be built from scratch on U.S. soil.

 In addition to our current operation, our organization and affiliated partners have had a presence in North Charleston for longer than you might think, starting with the assembly of Western Star trucks in 1999. Below is a brief pictorial timeline of our facility’s development.

1999

Western Star Plant

2002-2007

America LaFrance upfits Sprinters as ambulances

2006

Daimler Chrysler Manufacturing International (DCMI)

April 2006

Daimler Chrysler Manufacturing International (DCMI)
2007

Dodge & Freightliner Sprinter Vans U.S. launch

2007

Daimler Vans Manufacturing (DVM)

November 2007

Daimler Vans Manufacturing
2010

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter U.S. launch

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter U.S. launch

2015

Mercedes-Benz METRIS U.S. launch

2016

Renamed Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC (MBV)

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