Mercedes-Benz is making fresh in-roads into the fleet of South Wales-based TWT Logistics Group, which has commissioned a dozen Actros models from local Dealer Euro Commercials in the past year.
Although it has operated Mercedes trucks in the past, the family-owned company had more recently been favouring other brands. TWT Logistics purchased a pair of Approved Used 65-registered Actros 2545 StreamSpace tractor units late last year followed by four new 2548 tractors with GigaSpace cabs and 350 kW (476 hp) straight-sixes.
A 26-tonne Actros 2532 StreamSpace and curtainsided body by Tiger Trailers, of Winsford, Cheshire, entered service in July, since when TWT has bought another two GigaSpace tractor units. Completing the Mercedes-Benz line-up are a trio of Actros 2551 GigaSpace tractors which are the subject of a rental agreement with Euro Commercials – TWT also intends to buy these vehicles at the end of the term.
Key to TWT’s decision to resume buying Mercedes-Benz trucks was the appointment by Euro Commercials in 2017 of Gary Clark as its Truck Sales Manager. He previously represented another manufacturer, and enjoys a strong working relationship with TWT Logistics Managing Director Trevor Taylor and his colleagues.
Taylor said: “This is a business in which people and leadership are every bit as important as the trucks themselves. Gary has worked hard to win our business and we trust him to deliver on the commitments he’s made.”