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Mercedes-Benz vans prove reliability for Williams Deli

Williams Deli has replaced three Mercedes-Benz vans after they clocked up a combined 1.2 million miles.

Andrew Williams, managing director, Williams Deli.

The Greater Manchester-based delicatessen and sandwich maker has run only Mercedes-Benz vehicles for the last five decades when the grandfather of the current managing director set up with a single Mercedes-Benz 306D.

Now the firm has taken delivery of its latest consignment of vehicles – three small Citan 109 CDI Longs, two mid-sized Vito 114 CDI Longs and a pair of 3.5-tonne Medium-length Sprinter 314 CDIs – via the Trafford Park branch of dealer Roanza Truck & Van.

The new vehicles represent a significant expansion for the fast-growing company, and mark the first time it has chosen vehicles from each of the model ranges in the Mercedes-Benz Vans family, to fulfil different tasks.

Managing director Andrew Williams said: “We’ve always believed Mercedes-Benz vans to be by far the most reliable and long-lasting on the market, and experience has proved this to be the case. I know that whenever I turn the key in any of our vehicles it’s going to start first time, and will just keep going.”

The two Vito vans will be maintained under Mercedes-Benz Service Plans.

“We haven’t explored a contract solution before but the rates are very competitive and the benefit of predictable costs is certainly attractive, so I’m already considering extending this to the rest of our fleet,” said Williams.

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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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