Mercedes-Benz Vans has been contracted to produce 20,000 Amazon-branded Sprinter vans for the retail company’s new Delivery Service Partner program, enabling small businesses to work with third-party fleet management companies to procure their customized vans and acquire special leases.
Dave Clark, senior vice president of worldwide operations, Amazon, said, “We’re proud to partner with Mercedes-Benz Vans to contribute to local economies through the order of Amazon branded Sprinter vans produced at their new plant in North Charleston, South Carolina.
“Thanks to the tremendous response to Amazon’s new Delivery Service Partner program, we are excited to increase our original order of branded Sprinter vans to 20,000 vehicles so new small businesses will have access to a customized fleet to power deliveries of Amazon packages.”
Volker Mornhinweg, head of Mercedes-Benz Vans, said, “The USA is already the second largest market for our Sprinter today. With the new, state-of-the-art production site in South Carolina, we will be able to supply our customers in North America even faster and with more flexibility in the future.”
The third generation of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter boasts a new multimedia system in the cockpit – MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) – as well as ergonomically shaped seats and modern assistance systems.