(PRESS RELEASE) BUENOS AIRES, 10-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Mercedes-Benz celebrates 70 years of production in its factory in Buenos Aires, Argentina, its first plant outside of Germany. Having been the first productive subsidiary, meant the initial step of the worldwide industrial expansion of the brand with the star. The vehicles “made in Argentina” are market leaders within their segments in Argentina.
Today the Mercedes-Benz factory in Buenos Aires is the only one in the world that produces vans, trucks and buses at the same site. The Accelo and Atego trucks and bus chassis are produced for the domestic market, the Sprinter van is mainly oriented to the export market.
Vans, trucks and buses – leading position in all fields of commercial vehicles
This year Mercedes-Benz Vans are also celebrating 25 years of the start of production of the Sprinter van in Argentina. Currently, at the Juan Manuel Fangio Industrial Center, the third generation of the Sprinter van – that created a category of its own in the automotive industry and achieved a leading position in the Argentinean market – is produced. Launched in 2019 the latest generation of the large van stands out for its high versatility and adaptability to the customer needs. More equipment, a new dimension in safety and renewed interior and exterior design are only some of its highlights. A wide range of variants is offered such as the Panel-van the Tourer, the Mixed van and the Chassis that is the base for almost every body builder solution. Many certified bodybuilders follow the Sprinter van’s quality and innovation requirements with their designs and carry out special and individualized conversions based on the customers’ requirements. In this way, the third generation offers a diversity of applications displaying all its attributes.
Thomas C. Rosenthal
Global Technology Communications Mercedes-Benz Vans – Global Business Communications & Technology Communications
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SOURCE: Daimler AG