Emergency Exit Arts (EEA) creates unforgettable events and participatory experiences using visual performance, processions, puppetry, music and pyrotechnics, and has recruited two new show-stoppers in the shape of a pair of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans.
EEA made a beeline for Mercedes-Benz Dealer Sparshatts of Kent after receiving a grant from Arts Council England to be spent on capital equipment. Its new vans are both 3.5-tonne Sprinter 313 CDIs – one is an Extra-long model, the other a Long-bodied crew van with second row of seats.
Both vehicles are used to transport equipment and props throughout the UK and often onto the Continent.
Production Manager Ben Raine explained: “We’re a non-profit making, charitable organisation so it’s not often that we’re able to make a major outlay like this. It was crucial, therefore, that we invested the money wisely, because these vehicles are going to have to last.
“Our previous experience confirmed that the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter’s reputation for reliability and durability is well founded. The carrying capacity suits us well, while its stability and maximum 7.0-tonne gross train weight mean it’s ideally suited to towing.”
The Sprinters will be maintained under Service Plans at Sparshatts of Kent’s Dartford workshop. Like all Mercedes-Benz vans, they are backed by three-year unlimited mileage warranties and MobiloVan cover, which includes free roadside assistance for up to 30 years, provided they continue to be serviced with the manufacturer’s official Dealer Network.