The independently-owned, fast-growing company, which operates from Rushden, Northamptonshire, has taken delivery of 10 Sprinter 314 CDIs supplied by local dealer Intercounty Truck & Van and used for collecting damaged motorcycles from, and delivering replacement and repaired machines to, customers nationwide.
The vehicles, which have been liveried by Kettering-based Sign of the Times, feature chrome-effect grilles, special wheel trims and badging, as well as integrated Becker Map Pilot satellite navigation and Audio 15 colour screen infotainment systems, Tempmatic air con, Comfort driver’s seats with arm-rests, and outside temperature indicators.
Each van is fitted with a retractable loading ramp and can accommodate up to four bikes. Intercounty also reinforced the cargo area floors and wheel boxes before adding rails and fixing points, and lined the interiors with heavy-duty ply then fixed additional, protective strips at handlebar height to prevent damage to the side walls. It also installed LED lighting, and roof vents to prevent fumes from fuel spillages entering the cab.
The new vehicles join an existing eight Sprinters and will rack up around 90,000 miles a year each.
Head of Claims Centre Anthony Baxendale commented: “We’re a very brand-conscious business and, as a symbol of outstanding quality, the Mercedes-Benz three-pointed star complements our own image perfectly. Our new vans look fantastic and are already attracting a lot of attention as they travel around the country, so we hope people will keep a lookout for them.”