Adapted and special purpose vehicle supplier Allied Vehicles Group has launched a new fleet of mobile service and repair vans.
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinters are assigned to engineers who provide on-site maintenance to customers of other Allied Vehicles Group divisions, including Allied Mobility, which supplies adapted vehicles under the Motability scheme, leading taxi conversion specialist Cab Direct, and dedicated minibus sales division The Minibus Centre.
The new vans are all medium-length L2, high-roof H2 Sprinter 315 CDI variants. Six are on the road already, while another 14 are being fitted with racking systems for tools and spare parts in Allied’s own workshops.
A further 26 – eight of which will be dedicated to a parts delivery service – are on order for delivery in 2022. They are replacing the existing Allied fleet, which will become 100% Mercedes-Benz.
Mobile fleet manager Michael Robertson said: “The first consideration for a mobile service fleet is to have the most reliable vehicles, with the best support package available – the last thing we want is a technician unable to reach a customer because our own van has broken down.
“These are our first Sprinters but we know that Mercedes-Benz vans are built to an extremely high standard.
“We have a background in sales of the Vito Taxi model through our Cab Direct brand, and we receive consistently great feedback from customers across the UK.”
Allied Vehicles Group was established in 1993 and is now the UK’s leading supplier of adapted and special purpose vehicles.
The Allied Autocar division specialises in UK-wide mobile servicing and brings vehicle maintenance expertise directly to the doors of its wheelchair-adapted and special purpose vehicle customers.
The vans will also be used to service and repair taxis and private hire vehicles, either at customers’ premises or at the roadside.