TransitWorks Opens New Manufacturing Facility in South Carolina, Starts New Mercedes-Benz Line

TransitWorks, the nation’s largest upfitter of commercial wheelchair accessible vans, announced late last month, the company is starting a new production line in Ladson, South Carolina. The new facility, which officially opened in January, is located on the Mercedes-Benz North Charleston Campus and is phase one of TransitWorks’ expansion into additional product lines and product offerings.

Initial conversions built by TransitWorks will include Mercedes-Benz Sprinter transporters and Metris specialty vehicles. The Sprinters will be capable of carrying up to 15 passengers, in addition to a SmartFloor engineered system that provides for a variety of seating configurations. Wheelchair accessible transporters equipped with wheelchair lifts will also be manufactured using the SmartFloor system. Mercedes-Benz Metris van conversions will include the all new TransitWorks Business Line Mobile Office and Executive Shuttle.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for TransitWorks to showcase our engineering and manufacturing capabilities to a new group of clientele,” said Dennis Summers, Vice President, Business Development and Product Innovation for Transitworks. “We’ll be producing ground-breaking Mercedes-Benz solutions for a variety of people-moving applications.”

TransitWorks is recognized as a Mercedes-Benz MasterSolutions provider. The classification is given to only a few qualified manufacturers that are experts in their respective fields. With the MasterSolutions designation, upfit configurations can be ordered directly from a Mercedes-Benz dealer. TransitWorks is the only MasterSolutions manufacturer that specializes in creating people mover vehicles.

About TransitWorks

TransitWorks is the country’s leading builder of commercial shuttles, wheelchair accessible vans, transporters, and small buses. With more than 140,000 square feet of production space, in Ohio, Kansas, and South Carolina, TransitWorks is building and shipping innovative transit vehicles throughout North America. Recognized as industry experts, TransitWorks provides vehicle conversions for Healthcare Companies, Fleet Management, Government Contracts, Hospitality Corporations, Wheelchair Transport, Taxi, and many other industries and markets.

TransitWorks is an NTEA MVP member and recognized in the industry for outstanding business practices. Sales and service is supported by a national network of nearly 200 dealer locations. Over the past 10 years, TransitWorks has invested heavily in crash testing, seat pull testing, safety testing, and product engineering, and continues to invest to meet strict customer and government safety standards and regulations. To learn more about TransitWorks and our innovative vehicle solutions, visit us at

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