as informed in ManufacturingThe final steel beam has been placed on Mercedes-Benz Vans’ new paint shop structure as the automaker’s $500 million campus expansion progresses in North Charleston.
The expansion of existing North Charleston operations brings the entire manufacturing process of next-generation Sprinter vans to the U.S., forgoing the need to assemble the vans twice.
The new campus will make van production for the North American market more efficient, Mercedes-Benz Vans President and CEO Michael Balke has said.
Mercedes-Benz Vans’ investment will more than double its existing Lowcountry footprint and overhaul its decade-old supply chain by bringing the entire manufacturing process stateside.
The company builds vans at facilities in Europe before breaking them down, shipping them to the Port of Charleston and trucking the parts to the North Charleston plant for reassembly.
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Joanna East joins Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd as National Rental Manager
Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd has appointed Joanna East as National Rental Manager, in a move to further support the brand’s successful fleet strategy.
I am therefore looking forward to working with them all, building upon existing customers relationships while creating new ones and ensuring Mercedes-Benz Vans remains the ‘go-to’ brand.”*Automotive World is not responsible for the content of this news release.
Reporting directly to Ricky McFarland, Head of Strategic Accounts, Joanna has 20 years of industry experience, including roles within Skoda, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, and more recently as the Head of Bids and Fleet Business Development at Bott Ltd.
Commenting on her appointment, Ricky McFarland said: “Jo is joining the team during an exciting time for Mercedes-Benz Vans in the UK; we have celebrated our seventh consecutive year of growth and with new models coming during the next few years, her wealth of experience will enable us to further develop our effective rental strategy.”Joanna added: “Mercedes-Benz Vans has an impressive offering – not just with their existing vehicles, but with the new technology that they are introducing, as well as the dedication and commitment of both Head Office and Dealer colleagues.
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