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TransitWorks Opens Ladson, South Carolina, Manufacturing Campus

As the nation's largest upfitter of commercial wheelchair accessible vans, commercial shuttles, transporters, and small buses, TransitWorks is starting a new production line in Ladson, South Carolina.

The new facility is located on the Mercedes-Benz North Charleston Campus and is phase one of TransitWorks’ expansion into additional product lines and product offerings.

According to company officials, 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, company officials said.

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.


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