South Wales Dealer Euro Commercials has supplied minibus hire operator Roy’s Travels with a trio of 16-seat Mercedes-Benz Sprinters.
The latest to enter service with the Cardiff-based company is a smart 514 CDI Tourer with fuel-efficient 136 hp engine, a 5.0-tonne gross weight and factory-built, extra-long body.
Roy’s Travels took advantage of funding support from Mercedes-Benz Financial Services to acquire its new minibus, which has replaced one from a different brand. Its arrival means that, for the first time, all three of Roy’s vehicles are by Mercedes-Benz.
The new minibus is now working alongside a 516 CDI Tourer, which was sold by Euro Commercials under the Mercedes-Benz Approved Used banner. Less than a year old at the time, this vehicle had previously been used as a demonstrator by the manufacturer. Completing the trio is a vehicle with minibus conversion by specialist bodybuilder EVM.
All three Sprinters wear a livery featuring the iconic red dragon of Wales alongside the Roy’s Travels name. They are air-conditioned and equipped with USB charging points.
“Mercedes-Benz Sprinters have proved themselves to be superbly reliable,” said proprietor Roy Mardon. “That’s vital in this business – I can’t have a vehicle breaking down when, for example, it’s taking a party of holiday-makers to the airport to catch a flight.
“We also want our passengers to be as safe and comfortable as possible. Mercedes-Benz safety features such as the Adaptive ESP stability system offer great peace of mind, while our vehicles also have a premium-quality feel and offer an exceptionally smooth ride.”
The new vehicle will also be looked after at Euro Commercials’ Cardiff branch under a ServiceCare plan, which consolidates maintenance costs into a fixed, economical monthly payment. The 24-hour workshop remains open through the night and is staffed by highly trained technicians fitting only Mercedes-Benz GenuineParts.
Roy’s Travel has provided chauffeur-driven minibuses to customers from the Cardiff area and beyond since 2003. Its vehicles are available to undertake journeys to any UK destination, and are particularly popular for airport transfers, weddings, day trips, and corporate events.