Daimler Vans Manufacturing, LLC
Daimler Vans Manufacturing, LLC
8501 Palmetto Commerce Pkwy
Ladson, SC 29456
Charleston, SC
Phone: +1 843 695-5000
Van assembly plant (Sprinter)
Daimler Vans Manufacturing, LLC, (DVM) is an assembly plant for vans. The plant in Ladson, near Charleston in the state of South Carolina (USA), assembles Sprinters for the US market under the Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner brands. The Sprinter is available on the US market as a panel van, crew bus and chassis in several variants with three lengths and roof heights with six-cylinder diesel or gasoline engines. The Sprinter has been assembled and sold in the USA since 2001.
Facts & Figures
Number of employees (as of December 31, 2013)
Plant founded
Built as a Western Star plant to produce heavy duty trucks
American LaFrance was moving in the building to build fire trucks and  ambulances - they started to up-fit our Sprinters as ambulances
December 2005
American LaFrance was sold
April 2006
DCMI took over a part of the building and started the reconstruction
October 2006
Production start of Dodge and Freightliner Sprinter
March 2007
Launch of NCV3 model under Freightliner and Dodge brands
August 2007 
AmericanLaFrance moved out completely. DCMI took over the complete building.
November 2007
Name changed to “DVM Daimler Vans Manufacturing”
December 2009
Last Dodge Sprinter assembled
January 2010
Launch of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter in U.S.
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