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Aprile
2017
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Mercedes-Benz Vans invests $150 million in the production of the next generation Sprinter in Argentina

  • Investment of $150 million for the production ramp-up of the next generation Sprinter at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Argentina.

  • Preparations for the ramp-up in Argentina as well as other global Sprinter plants are already on-going.

  • Creation of more than 500 additional jobs in Argentina.

  • Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans: “With our investment we underline the importance of the market, our customers in Argentina and our outstanding country team.”

Mercedes-Benz Vans invests $150 million in the production of the next generation of the large van Sprinter in Argentina. Yesterday, Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans, announced this investment in a personal meeting with Mauricio Macri, President of the Argentine Republic. Preparations for the production ramp-up at the plant in Argentina as well as other global Sprinter plants are already on-going. The roll-out of global production will start before the end of the decade. As part of the ramp-up and future production of the next generation Sprinter in Argentina, Mercedes-Benz Vans will create more than 500 additional jobs at the plant. Currently, Mercedes-Benz Vans employs approximately 2,300 in total in Argentina.

Volker Mornhinweg: “Argentina has been playing a key role for our international growth strategy ‘Mercedes-Benz Vans goes global’ and it will continue to do so in the future as well. With our investment we underline the importance of the market, our customers in Argentina and our outstanding country team. We have a longstanding history in Argentina and we are the undisputed market leader with our ‘world vehicle’ Sprinter. The professional work of our local team as well as our suppliers in Argentina will ensure top quality in any vehicle manufactured here by Mercedes-Benz Vans.”

Roland Zey, Managing Director Marketing & Sales for Latin America: “Our van icon, the Sprinter, stands for great versatility, offering customers highly efficient and reliable transport solutions. We’re very excited about its next generation which will redefine this aspiration – and which will be on top fully connected.”

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