The capital city for vans.
From Europe, for Europe.
Vitoria is an especially good example for flexibility. The plant covers 600,000 square metres and houses office buildings, final assembly, body warehouse, body-in-white production, painting and even parking spaces for electric vehicles. What is particularly striking is, on the one hand the extremely high level of automation of up to 97 percent (body-in-white production) and on the other hand the sheer variation in the production: the plant manufactures everything from low-cost panel vans to high-end premium vans and all from a single production line. In order to maintain this standard, 190 million euros have already been invested in the plant for the new product generation in addition to a further 86 million euros being invested in electromobility.
Mercedes-Benz in the Basque region.
The plant in Vitoria has been officially sporting the Mercedes-Benz name since 1986.
Making of the Vito – from the first sparks to the finished van.
It's hard to imagine a world without the Vito. We take a look behind the scenes and show the most important stations along the vehicle production process: foundry, body-in-white, paint shop, assembly and finishing. A perfectly fine-tuned ensemble to bring the beloved all-rounder to our roads.
Heading into the future without compromise.
A new coat of paint.
Painting is also part of the production process.
The Spanish plant is an innovative leader and is equipped to the state of the art.
The Vito has been produced in Vitoria since 1996.
The plant is one of the biggest employers in the Basque region.
Using RFID technology, individual components are automatically and contactlessly identified and localised by means of a radio signal.