Property maintenance and electrical services specialist Refix has opted for the Mercedes-Benz Vito.
The Southampton-based company is now running five Extra-long Vito models. All arrived via south coast dealer Pentagon Commercials and are racked out for use by electrical engineers.
The company’s new Mercedes-Benz vans are powered by smooth and punchy four-cylinder engines mated to six-speed ECO-Gear manual gearboxes designed to maximise fuel efficiency.
First to arrive was a 163 hp Vito 116 CDI but the four that have since entered service are all 113 CDIs, which produce 136 hp and 310 Nm of torque.
Key to Refix’s decision to switch from its previous vehicle supplier and put its electrical engineers in Mercedes-Benz vans for the first time was the back-up on offer from Pentagon Commercials.
Refix managing director Chris Mansfield explained: “These vans are fully equipped with all of the tools, spares and access gear our engineers need to do their jobs. So it’s crucial that we keep them out there and working, because a courtesy vehicle is no good to us.
“That’s why the fact that Pentagon can service our vehicles through the night is so attractive – unlike our previous supplier it’s a commercial vehicle specialist and really understands the requirements of a business such as ours.”
The Mercedes-Benz Vito is equipped with an armoury of high-tech active and passive safety systems. These include Adaptive Brake Lights which flash under heavy braking to provide an additional warning to traffic behind.