V-Class keeps on rolling
The Mercedes-Benz plant in Vitoria, Spain, produces both the Vito panel van and its related V-Class people carrier – and it is the latter that has reached a significant milestone for the plant with 100 000 units produced.
The V-Class entered production at the plant in March 2014. Last year it achieved the greatest growth rate within the Mercedes-Benz Vans product portfolio (58 percent), selling around 48 700 units – its best performance.
To meet the sustained high demand, Mercedes-Benz Vans expanded the production capacities in Vitoria in 2016 and significantly increased investment in the plant.
In 2016, more than 1 100 new employees were hired. With approximately 5 000 employees, the plant produces 668 units per day.
The 100 000th unit has been turned into a compact Marco Polo Horizon recreational vehicle (recently added to the V-Class model range) for a customer in Spain.