Pirtek Tyne & Wear began the process of switching to Mercedes-Benz vans five years ago, after suffering a series of reliability issues with vehicles by other manufacturers. Its latest Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 314 CDI arrived, like its predecessors, via North-East Dealer Bell Truck and Van.
As a special Premium Edition model, Pirtek Tyne & Wear’s new Sprinter came with a package of optional extras including integrated Becker® MAP PILOT satellite navigation and Audio 15 colour screen infotainment systems, TEMPMATIC air-conditioning, Comfort driver’s seat with arm-rest, outside temperature indicator, chrome-effect grille, and special wheel trims and badging.
Operations manager Kevin Monaghan said: “Our one-hour commitment means we simply cannot afford for our vans to be off the road unnecessarily. It’s imperative, therefore, that our vehicles should be robust and dependable.
“Equally important, though, is a flexible, professional dealer who understands what we need to keep our business moving. These requirements are met admirably by our Mercedes-Benz fleet and Bell Truck and Van’s back-up.”
It has lined up alongside 11 other Gateshead-based Sprinters – the company also has six in Aberdeen. All are kitted out as mobile workshops and assigned to mobile service technicians, who maintain and repair hydraulic hoses on excavators, construction vehicles, fork-lift trucks, rail vehicles, and a wide range of other equipment.
Two smaller Mercedes-Benz Citan vans, meanwhile, are used by service engineers who work on larger hydraulic systems.