Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC is part of the division Mercedes-Benz Vans of Daimler AG, Germany. It is a plant in South Carolina that assembles Sprinter vans for the U.S. market under the brands Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner, with headquarters in Charleston, SC. The midsize Metris van was added to the assembly line in 2015. Mercedes-Benz Vans announced in March 2015 that it will invest $500 million in construction of a new Sprinter production plant with body and paint shop, in addition to an expansion of existing assembly operations. The new facility will be also located in Charleston, and will provide up to 1,300 jobs. More than 130,000 Sprinter have been assembled in Charleston and delivered to destinations in the U.S. since 2007. The U.S. is now the second largest market for Sprinter vans, after Germany.