Gibbs Surfacing has added five brand new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans from Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle dealer group Rygor.
Adding to its existing fleet,which already includes six Mercedes-Benz vans, the new Sprinter crew vans will enable the business to transport its employees, essential tools and equipment to projects across the South East, South West, Wales, Devon, Cornwall and The Midlands.
Martin Grounsell, commercial manager at Gibbs Surfacing, said: “For our business it is essential that we stand apart and be at the forefront of the industry. We pride ourselves on our renowned reputation for quality work and reliability and always look to demonstrate theses integral assets of our business to customers, as they truly are at the heart of everything we do.
"Reliability is a massive consideration for us, which is why when we are considering suppliers to work with and products to invest in, we choose prestigious brands and companies which we to know we can trust. Rygor and the Sprinter product are a true reflection of this ethos."
“Maintaining our professional identity is paramount, which is why it has been beneficial that our recognisable corporate colour brand identity is a factory finish option from Mercedes-Benz. This has not only saved us money, but crucially time too, as we have been able to get our vehicles out on the road quicker,” Grounssell added.
Gibbs Surfacing places a high level of importance on the comfort of its employees and chose to include several optional extras on the five new Sprinter vans to further enhance the well-being of the team.
“Our vans are real workhorses and are essential to get our employees to site. At any one time we can have up to seven of them working on a contract, so our fleet needs to be able to accommodate the team as well as all the necessary equipment. The Sprinter crew van boasts the space necessary for our business needs. We have also worked with Rygor to include auxiliary heaters in the vehicles, so when the weather is bad, our employees can dry their work wear in the van without having to drive the vehicle to run the heating. This is a great option which really does help improve the morale of our team.”
Gibbs Surfacing’s new vehicles are on a flexible Agility contract from Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. This finance option boasts the benefits of purchasing a vehicle with low monthly repayments in addition to providing the company with additional options at the end of the term.
“A major consideration for us, like most businesses, is budgeting and managing cash flow. The Agility finance product is fantastic as we are always clear of the fixed monthly payments. It also gives us the option at the end of the contract to buy the vehicle outright. But it is about more than just the upfront costs. We place a great importance on the whole life cost of a vehicle, which is why the fuel efficient Sprinter with excellent running costs is such a good option for us,” he added.