Last week,Daimler Vans Manufacturing today announced that it will expand its existing facility in South Carolina.
Daimler Vans Manufacturing LLC (DVM) assembles Sprinters for the U.S. market under the Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner brands. The company is a subsidiary of Daimler AG (IW 1000/18).
“We are thrilled to grow our operations here in Charleston County. South Carolina has provided our company with an excellent environment for doing business and a talented workforce. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Marco Wirtz, president and CEO of Daimler Vans Manufacturing.
The more than $4.6 million investment is expected to generate at least 60 new jobs.
Daimler distributes its vans from the facility to markets throughout North America. The company will make improvements to the building and changes to its current assembly line. The company expects to complete expansion by 2018.
Gov. Nikki Haley met with the company in 2011 during a business development trip to Germany, and has plans to meet again with company officials in the immediate future.
Since January 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $5.1 billion in capital investment and more than 8,500 jobs in the automotive-related sector.
“Our long standing relationship with Daimler Vans Manufacturing, one of North Charleston’s finest corporate citizens, is once again benefiting our community. Daimler Vans Manufacturing realized our vision for Palmetto Commerce Park many, many years ago and became one of the first major businesses to plant its roots. Today, the park stands as the Lowcountry’s premier location for business development. We reaffirm our commitment to Daimler and look forward to future growth and success.”
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits.