Mercedes Announces First All-American Factory
Mercedes Benz Full Manufacturing Line in the US
Mercedes is going all in on a new production facility in North Charleston, South Carolina making it the first US factory owned by the company that will build every component of a vehicle to be assembled on location. This sets the Sprinter Van up to be Mercedes’ mainstay line in the Americas, which can be a letdown for many who appreciate the appeal of the classy Benz cars. For those who prefer the luxury cars from Mercedes, parts will be ordered from overseas as usual, but to save a quick buck click here and check out some parts already stocked up on this side of the Atlantic.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC is breaking ground on a $500 million sprinter van plant in North Charleston Wednesday.
Officials say the Sprinter plant will be one of the most advanced automobile production sites in North America.
A spokesperson says the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van makes history, as it will be built completely from scratch in the U.S. for the first time, right here in North Charleston.
The plant will be an additional 1.1 million square feet, which is twice the size of the existing reassembly facility, and will feature a new body shop, paint shop and assembly line.
The company also predicts that up to 1,300 positions will need filling by the end of the decade, when the plant is expected to open.
The ground breaking event is scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the new Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC off of Palmetto Commerce Parkway. Continue Reading