Girbau UK, a supplier of commercial laundry equipment, has moved its fleet to Mercedes-Benz Vans in a move to reduce vehicle downtime.
The Hitchin-based business now acquires its new vehicles from the Milton Keynes branch of dealer Intercounty Truck & Van after reporting problems with its previous vans and were having to wait weeks for repairs to be made.
The company now runs a fleet of 26 mid-sized Vito Compacts, all of which are from the Urban Edition model line specially created for those who work in towns and cities. They have been assigned to engineers who operate nationwide, and are responsible for installing and maintaining Girbau’s comprehensive range of washers and dryers, as well as its industrial laundry systems.
The company has also recently commissioned a single 3.5-tonne Sprinter 314 CDI, which is used by its installation team, and has just ordered two more Vito models, one of which will be an Extra-long crew van with second row of seats.
Girbau UK managing director Peter Marsh said: “The new arrangement means our vans should always be available for work when we need them.”