Lee Longlands takes delivery of six new Mercedes-Benz Ategos

Mercedes-Benz Ategos

Midlands based furniture supplier, Lee Longlands, has taken delivery of six new Mercedes-Benz Atego 7.5-tonners. The new trucks are based at Lee Longlands’ distribution centre in Minworth, Sutton Coldfield.

Darren Campo, Lee Longlands financial director  said, “Ours is a premium brand, just like Mercedes-Benz.

Customers like to see us turn up outside their homes in the very best vehicles.” he added.

Supplied by Birmingham Dealer Midlands Truck & Van, the Atego 816s have S ClassicSpace cabs and are fitted with Luton dropwell bodywork, by M6 Motor Bodies, also of Birmingham. The 816 model as specified by Lee Longlands is powered by a 156 hp version of the four-cylinder OM 934 engine. They are the subject of a funding agreement with InnoVent Leasing.

Lee Longlands said their decision to replace the previous home delivery fleet with the new Mercedes vehicles demonstrates an ongoing commitment to improving their infrastructure.

“Our new Mercedes-Benz vehicles look fantastic,” Mr Campo continued. “Image aside, though, we also need trucks which are technically advanced and robust, because they have to be out on the road and earning, not stuck in the workshop. We’re confident that when it comes to efficiency and reliability the fleet will prove to be second-to-none.”

The vehicles are being inspected and serviced by Midlands Truck & Van under a Mercedes-Benz Repair and Maintenance Contract. The Dealer took back the retailer’s previous, non-Mercedes-Benz trucks in part-exchange.

“Midlands Truck & Van and M6 Motor Bodies have both provided excellent service and we’re delighted to be working with two locally-based companies,” added Mr Campo.



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