Tiffin Sandwiches, the UK’s largest independent wholesale sandwich producer, has added five more Mercedes-Benz Sprinters to its fleet.
The Bradford-based company was founded in 2000 and is growing strongly.
Over the past 18 months it has purchased 21 long-bodied Sprinters from Mercedes-Benz Vans retailer Northside Truck & Van.
The latest five, its first 314 CDI models with Euro 6 engines, have just entered service.
Like their predecessors, they were converted for temperature-controlled operation by RVL Northern, of Pudsey, West Yorkshire.
Tiffin Sandwiches relies on a fleet of 39 vehicles, all but three of them vans, to deliver its sandwiches and other convenience foods to some of the country’s best-known organisations, including businesses, universities and hospitals, airlines and rail operators.
Most of Tiffin Sandwiches’ delivery vans are based at its production facility on Euroway Park, Bradford.
The remainder operate from a second centre in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, from where they supply customers in London and the South.
The company's vans each typically cover anything up to 2,000 miles a week.
Fleet manager Steve Gadd said: “We approached Northside, and trialled a Sprinter for six months. It slotted into the fleet very well and didn’t miss a beat. We purchased our first nine Mercedes-Benz vans in the spring of 2016, and haven’t looked back since."
Tiffin Sandwiches’ Sprinters are the subject of Mercedes-Benz Service Care agreements arranged by Northside Truck & Van.