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Cornwall-based salvage specialist invests in Mercedes vans

The father-and-son team behind Duckworths Salvage & Spares, Mike and Rod Burrows, have a history of purchasing Mercedes-Benz vans, with the red Vito Sport Dualiner replacing an 09-registered version of the same model purchased from Rygor three years ago.

Meanwhile, the company's single-car transporter is based on a 3.5-tonne Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis cab that the Burrows' say continues to serve as a reliable workhorse despite being 18-years-old.

Alongside the Vito Sport Dualiner, the company has also taken delivery of a new long-bodied Citan Sport.

Partners in the business, Mike and Rod make general collections and deliveries throughout Cornwall in the new vans; Rod Burrows also uses his vehicle, an ex-Rygor demonstrator from the Vito model range that was recently superseded, to transport motorbikes.

Duckworths Salvage & Spares was founded by Rod Burrows’ grandfather – Rod and Mike bought the business in 1985. The company operates from a 3.5-acre site with 12,000 sq ft of warehousing at Chacewater, and supplies new and used vehicle spares and accessories, as well as repairable salvage, vehicle collection and storage services.

Rygor van sales executive, Dean Flockton, added: “As part of our Setting Standards mantra we’re committed at Rygor to providing every customer with a bespoke sales service which enables us to supply them with the right vehicle, whatever their application.

“Having already experienced the Vito we supplied to him three years ago, Rod Burrows had no hesitation in coming back for another. And when he mentioned that his father was looking for a small fuel-efficient vehicle that was both practical and stylish, it was clear that the Citan Sport would fit the bill perfectly.”

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