100+ invests in six-strong Sprinter fleet

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Derby-based mobile phone industry supplier 100+ Logistics has invested in a new fleet of fuel-efficient Mercedes-Benz vans.

100+ has previously leased their vehicles, but opted this time to purchase the six Sprinter 313 CDIs. Three are Long-bodied vans, the others were supplied as chassis cabs to which Alloy Bodies of Manchester fitted Luton boxes.

100+ Logistics has grown steadily and now operates 20 vans, has a staff of 27 and an annual turnover in excess of £1 million. The company works exclusively for mobile telecoms engineering contractors, its vehicles making nationwide deliveries of equipment ranging from amplifiers and antennae, to cabling and cabinets, to sites where transmission stations are being installed or upgraded.

Director Barrie Tullett said: “Of course, other vans have their strengths but none can match a Sprinter as an overall package. Our vans cover anything from 60,000 to 80,000 miles per year, and we have to be on site early in the morning so the engineers can start work, even if it’s as far away as Inverness or St Austell.

“This means reliability is paramount and in this respect experience has proved the Mercedes-Benz to be the best vehicle on the market – we’ve been running rented Sprinters since day one. What’s more, it offers excellent performance, is comfortable, driver-friendly and loaded with standard safety systems, and conveys a smart, professional image.”

He continued: “The Service Care package covers all our maintenance needs for a single payment and offers excellent value for money – I would recommend it wholeheartedly. The fact that Mertrux service our vans overnight is another advantage. We can drop a vehicle off at the end of the day and collect it next morning ready to start work again, so we have virtually eliminated downtime. We invest in the best equipment to do the best job, and the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter definitely fits that bill.”

Since taking delivery of his new vans Tullett has returned to Mertrux with an order for seven more: five will be Sprinters – three Lutons, a panel van and a dropsider – while the other two will be from the Citan range launched last year.

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