To make sure Mercedes-Benz continues to make the best mid-sized vans available, we’re investing a massive
$A288 million to upgrade our production plant in Vitoria, north-western Spain.
The money will be spent to modernise and redesign the body-in-white, paint shop and assembly facilities. It will also be used to ensure the plant is as logistically efficient as possible.
With 3,100 employees, the Vitoria plant is our second-largest van production site and is now preparing to build the new generation of Mercedes-Benz vans commencing this year.
According to Volker Mornhinweg, the Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans, this investment will make the Vitoria plant fit for the future.
“At the same time, we are also highlighting the importance of our second-largest van plant within the worldwide production network,” he said.
The Vito has been produced at the Vitoria plant since 2003, along with the Viano people mover – vehicles in high demand from private and commercial customers around the world.
Rainer Ruess, the Head of Production Mercedes-Benz Vans, regards this investment as a clear statement:
“The Mercedes-Benz plant in Vitoria is one of the region’s largest industrial companies. We are absolutely dedicated to the location and are now working hard to prepare for the next generation of middle-sized vans.”
The Vitoria plant was established in the mid-1950s.
The 600,000m2 premises has a 370,000 m2 production area and manufactures approximately 75,000 vans per year.