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Aquaflow restores first-gen Sprinter to commemorate landmark delivery

Kent-based Aquaflow Services has acquired and restored a first-generation Sprinter as it takes delivery of its 100th Mercedes-Benz van.


Aquaflow MD with restored Sprinter and latest addition
Keith Barrett, founder and managing director of Aquaflow, with the company’s latest fleet additions.

The vehicle is an exact replica of the company’s original Mercedes-Benz, which was purchased in 1999, shortly after it began trading.


Aquaflow, which provides an array of plumbing, drainage, pump, tanker and mechanical services, also celebrated the arrival of its 100th Mercedes-Benz van by wrapping the landmark vehicle in shimmering gold.


As with most of its 99 predecessors, the gold van was supplied by Sparshatts Truck & Van and wears the personalised registration, MY 100 TH.


Like most of the firm’s Sprinters, the gold vehicle is fitted with a high-performance jetting machine for clearing blockages – other vans are specified as mobile CCTV units for surveying drains and sewers.


The vehicle is allocated to drainage engineer Neil George, who is based in London’s Docklands, as a reward for the way he has looked after previous vehicles.


“We run our vans for three years,” explained founder and managing director Keith Borrett. “When Neil’s come back at the end of the term they’re invariably as clean as the day he took delivery, if not cleaner.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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