McGhee's Bakery adds two Mercedes-Benz Sprinters to fleet

Glasgow-based McGhee’s Bakery has added two Sprinter chassis cabs to the fleet of Mercedes-Benz vans it uses to deliver three million bread rolls per week to independent retail outlets.

Best-known as the home of ‘Scotland’s Famous Crispy Rolls’, the company runs 75 Sprinters which are the subject of planned maintenance agreements with supplying Dealer Western Commercial.

The latest additions to the fleet are both Sprinter 513 CDI models with twin rear wheels and box bodies by Newberry Coachbuilders, of Coatbridge.

Stuart McGhee, director of McGhee's Bakery, said: “Historically we ran a variety of vans by different manufacturers and maintained them in-house.

“Fifteen years ago, however, we took a strategic decision to standardise on a single brand.

“We bought our first Mercedes-Benz vans and were immediately impressed by their robust build quality."

Family-owned McGhee’s was founded in Maryhill in 1936 by Dugald McGhee.

Sons Jim, Calder, Douglas and Gavin joined the company as Directors in the 1950s and 1960s, followed by the third and current generation of Gordon, Ian and Stuart.

The operation moved to its current home, which is among the most energy-efficient bakeries in the UK, in 2005. 

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