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Who We Are

Welcome to Mercedes-Benz Vans Charleston

Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC (“MBV”) is a plant in Ladson, South Carolina that assembles Sprinter and eSprinter vans for the U.S. and Canadian markets. The midsize Mercedes-Benz Metris vans are also reassembled at this location.



More than 350,000 Sprinter and Metris vans have been assembled in North Charleston and delivered to destinations across the U.S. since 2006. In 2021, the plant celebrated its 15-year legacy of production in South Carolina.



The U.S. is the second largest market for Sprinter vans, after Germany.

State of the art facility

Mercedes-Benz Vans Charleston has invested more than 500 million U.S. dollars in the Sprinter plant, which provides nearly 2,000 jobs and supports at least 600 additional jobs in the region through its suppliers.

Representing an additional nearly $60 million investment, MBV Charleston was selected to be the first plant in the Mercedes-Benz Vans global production network to produce the all-new eSprinter.

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Our History

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 Sprinter van, which opened in 2018. In addition to our current operation, the Mercedes-Benz group has 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 timeline of both our facility’s and Mercedes-Benz Vans’ history as a whole.

1999

Western Star plant to produce heavy trucks in Charleston, SC.

2006

Daimler Chrysler Manufacturing International established in Charleston, SC.

2006

The second generation Sprinter enters the European market.

2007

Production start of Dodge and Freightliner Sprinter Vans begins under Daimler Vans Manufacturing in Charleston, SC.

2010

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter enters the U.S. market.

2015

The mid-size Mercedes-Benz Metris enters the U.S. market.

2016

Groundbreaking for the new body shop, paint shop, and expanded assembly in Charleston, SC, under 
Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC.

2018

Grand opening of the newly expanded Sprinter plant in Charleston, SC, under Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC

2021

Grand opening of the newly expanded Sprinter plant in Charleston, SC, under Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC

2021

Grand opening of the newly expanded Sprinter plant in Charleston, SC, under Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC

2023

Grand opening of the newly expanded Sprinter plant in Charleston, SC, under Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC

1999

Western Star plant to produce heavy trucks in Charleston, SC.

2006

Daimler Chrysler Manufacturing International established in Charleston, SC.

2006

The second-generation Sprinter enters the European market.

2007

Production start of Dodge and Freightliner Sprinter Vans begins under Daimler Vans Manufacturing in Charleston, SC.

2010

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter enters the U.S. market.

2015

The mid-size Mercedes-Benz Metris enters the U.S. market.

2016

Groundbreaking for the new body shop, paint shop, and expanded assembly in Charleston, SC, under 
Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC.

2018

Grand opening of the newly expanded Sprinter plant in Charleston, SC, under Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC

2021

Mercedes-Benz announces the all-new eSprinter.

2022

100,000th part-by-part van built.

2023

Mercedes-Benz all-new eSprinter enters the U.S. market.

Facts & Figures

Size of MBV Charleston: Nearly 2 million square feet on more than 200 acres of land

Original Total Investment: $500 million

Additional Investments for eSprinter: Nearly $60 million

Plant Operations: Body Shop, Paint Shop, and Assembly Shop

Current Employment: Nearly 2,000 Team Members

Current Vehicles Assembled: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van, Mercedes-Benz eSprinter Van