The Mercedes-Benz plant in Düsseldorf celebrated its 60th anniversary in April 2022 and with that the next milestone on 5th October: the production of the 5 millionth van. As a van plant of the first hour, the ‘Bremer’ and the ‘Düsseldorfer’ rolled off the production line here as early as 1995. The 5 millionth van is an eSprinter, which has been produced in Düsseldorf since the end of 2019. With the takeover of Auto-Union and integration into Daimler-Benz AG in the 1960s, the Düsseldorf plant, which is one of the world’s largest plants of the Mercedes-Benz Vans family, was founded. Since then, vans have been produced here for the vans division of Mercedes‑Benz AG, including the iconic Sprinter van, which is available in more than 130 countries, but also historical legends such as the ‘Bremer’ and the ‘Düsseldorfer’. Since 1995, the closed models of the Mercedes Benz Sprinter have been rolling off the production line here, which in addition to safety also stand for ergonomics, efficiency and comfort. Over the years, the production site has become one of the largest industrial employers and trainers in the region. This now includes around 5,900 employees and trainees, as well as 690,000 square meters of production space including shell construction, painting and assembly. With the prospect of the next generation eSprinter, 50 million € were invested in the Düsseldorf location, which will be used to adapt production and further training for employees. With the production of the eSprinter, Mercedes‑Benz Vans not only offers a sustainable solution for locally emission-free transport, but also sets new standards for urban delivery traffic. In close cooperation with customers from the CEP sector (courier, express and parcel service) as well as body manufacturers, the requirements for the next generation of eSprinters, which will go into production in the second half of 2023 first in Charleston (South Carolina) and then in Düsseldorf and Ludwigsfelde, were defined.