10 September 2018

Amazon becomes biggest customer for Sprinter vans

Online retail giant Amazon is to become the largest single customer in the world for Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans, writes Brian Byrne.

An order for 20,000 Sprinters branded with the Amazon livery has been placed with the German company, to be used to deliver packages for Amazon.

They will be made available to 'Delivery Service Partner' small businesses across the US, at special fleet discount leases.

The vans will be produced from the new Sprinter plant in Charlestown, South Carolina, which has recently been opened after a $500m investment by Daimler.