Pope Francis blesses the first Mercedes Vito made in Argentina

El Papa Francisco bendice la primera Mercedes Vito fabricada en ArgentinaUntil this last generation, the Mercedes Vito was a model of manufacturing exclusive in Vitoria-Gasteiz, the city that gives its name to the van. From the month of June, this model was also manufactured in the facilities that Mercedes has in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where, since 1996, is manufactured by the Mercedes Sprinter and now the van largest Mercedes will share the limelight with the Mercedes Vito destined for the south american market. The Mercedes Metris americans are manufactured in Vitoria.

The first unit manufactured in Buenos Aires has traveled to Europe, to the Vatican, where it has been blessed and autographed by Pope Francis, also of argentine origin. This van has been donated to the NGO, Scholas Occurrentes, supported by the pontiff, that the auction for charitable purposes with the intention to placing them into sport projects and technology to this organization that helps children and adolescents disadvantaged.

El Papa Francisco bendice la primera Mercedes Vito fabricada en Argentina
Mercedes is also working actively for more than a year with the NGO, Scholas Occurrentes Argentina, although this has a presence in 70 countries. The German firm, and this organization have supported a school football for underprivileged children between 6 and 18 years, which have also helped employees of the trademark and the trade Union of the Mechanical and the like of the Vehicular Transport of the Republic of Argentina, SMATA.

The Mercedes Vito is also a important bet for Argentina, in particular for the Buenos Aires area, where is located the factory that gives employment to more than 1,600 people and in the that from 2013 they have invested 195 million euros.

Source – Mercedes

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