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A Message from Warner Vans Regarding Daimler Mercedes Sprinter Transition

Dear Customers & Friends,

For the past few years, Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Truck North America — the largest commercial vehicle manufacturer in the world has been testing markets around the world for its Sprinter van and has refined the product to now become the #1 rated van in the world.

With that confidence, Daimler built a world-class manufacturing facility in the US three years ago, and as part of that commitment has been continually redefining and testing its marketing strategy. The Sprinter was initially marketed in the US two decades ago through 75 of their 250 Freightliner dealers, then through a select group of Dodge Commercial Truck dealers when they acquired Chrysler. When they sold Chrysler and Dodge, they began marketing the Sprinter re-badged through select Mercedes-Benz dealers. As the Sprinter progressed into more applications, it proved its 500,000 mile plus life expectancy with 18 mpg, and demand increased. Daimler saw the need to partner with commercial dealers who were willing to commit singular focus on the Sprinter product line with exclusive facilities and people.

As part of this progression, on August 18th, 2020, Daimler announced they are planning a consolidation of their US distribution network of Sprinter van dealers in the next year to focus on Mercedes-Benz dealers willing to provide the dedicated facilities and people to properly represent and service the Sprinter van.

Daimler plans on transitioning the current Freightliner Sprinter dealers into new Mercedes-Benz Van dealers if they meet the focused requirements. Warner Vans of Utah is excited to be the first commercial dealer to go through that process. We have already made the commitment with our facilities and people, as we have become the largest Freightliner Sprinter dealer in the country for the past three years.

We will continue to sell Freightliner Sprinter vans for the next six months to a year, which we believe will have equal, if not greater, value to us as you trade them in in the future. We also plan on selling Mercedes-Benz Sprinters in the next few months. We will continue to meet warranty obligations and provide Mercedes Benz and Freightliner Sprinter VanCare by our certified technicians and Genuine Parts to ensure the premium performance you depend on.

We are also excited to announce the upcoming Warner Van Center.

1) We are in the final stages of the VanBuilders upfit solution business to be approved soon by Mercedes-Benz as the only Certified Master Upfitter in a 300 mile radius; 2) We are just months away from moving into an expanded certified VanCare facility which will more than double service bay capacity; and 3) We will open a new Sprinter automatic “touchless” Gantry Van Wash and Rental building. The Van Wash bay is an ultimate solution for keeping your Sprinters clean without risk of damaging ladders or racks, and the new Rental facility will be a faster, more convenient experience every time you rent.

We appreciate your support in the past and look forward to serving you even better in the future in the Warner Van Center with these exciting changes and developments. You are never far from our renowned support.

­­­Best regards,

Bart Warner
Dealer Principal
Warner Vans of Utah | Authorized Sprinter Dealer

Contact Warner Vans of Utah for more information.

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