Daimler AG plans to invest around half a billion dollars to build a new, full van manufacturing plant in Charleston County, South Carolina.
The new production plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, will supply the North American market with the next-generation Sprinter. On approximately 200 acres off of Palmetto Commerce Parkway, Mercedes-Benz Vans will create a completely new body shop, a paint shop and an assembly line.
This new plant creates 1,300 new jobs over the next several years. Construction of the new factory is scheduled to begin in 2016.
The new Sprinter plant in the United States is considered strategically essential for Mercedes-Benz Vans as the large van segment is expected to grow rapidly in North America over the next few years. The new plant and the vehicles ‘Made in the USA’ will enable Mercedes-Benz Vans to more economically meet the growing demand from North American customers in the future and to considerably reduce delivery time on this market.
|Company Name||Daimler AG|
|Location||South Carolina, USA|
|Type||New Manufacturing Plant|
|Construction Start's In||2016|
|Estimated Cost||$500 million|