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Europcar adds 750 Mercedes-Benz Sprinters to rental fleet

More than 1,700 variants of the Sprinter are available

Europcar Mobility Group UK has added 750 Mercedes-Benz Sprinters to its rental fleet of commercial vehicles.

The business says it has already seen significant demand from fleets looking for the latest tech without the commitment of a long term leasing deal.

It recently provided six vehicles to nationwide surveying firm Oracle Asbestos Solutions.

Based in Kettering, Northamptonshire, the business relies heavily on its fleet of commercial vehicles to provide a UK-wide service.

The company signed an agreement for Europcar Mobility Group UK to supply six Mercedes Sprinters earlier this year, all liveried with the Oracle Asbestos Solutions brand.

Oracle needed a transport solution that gave its drivers access to the very best vehicle technology, without having to tie up vital capital on depreciating assets. Europcar Mobility Group UK’s long-term van rental proposition – Advantage for Vans – was the perfect fit, it says.

Long term rental enabled the business to free up cash flow to not only support its growth ambitions but also the day-to-day running of the business.

Deborah Cook, head of central services, Oracle Asbestos Solutions, said: “As a nationwide business our employees spend a lot of time on the road. Their vans are their workplaces so it made sense for us to invest in the latest and best technology.

“Advantage for Vans from Europcar meant we could provide our employees with this technology, without having to tie up significant funds on purchasing them outright.

“Maintenance is also included in our fixed monthly bill so if there is ever an issue with one of the vehicles that’s another cost that we’ve removed from the balance sheet.”

Stuart Russell, commercial vehicles sales director at Europcar Mobility Group UK, added: “Oracle Asbestos Solutions needed a transport partner that could provide its employees with highly-specified vehicles without the financial outlay involved in acquisition.

“Our long term rental proposition as well as our wide range of specialist vehicles meant that we were able to fulfil this demand while providing a flexible, cost-effective option.

“We are looking forward to continuing to work with Oracle, supporting the business as it continues to grow.”

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