Nexus Utilities’ smart new fleet includes examples of every model in the Mercedes-Benz Vans range.
The line-up comprises four Sprinters – three panel vans and a chassis cab – a mid-sized Vito, a small Citan, and a pair of X-Class models.
The vans consist 3.5-tonne Sprinter 314 CDI L2 (medium-length) models, in addition to long-bodied Citan 109 CDI, X 350 d POWER pickups and a Vito 119 CDI Sport crew van.
Rygor arranged the flexible, low-cost funding from Mercedes-Benz Finance used by Nexus Utilities to acquire the vehicles. The Agility plan relies on a Guaranteed Future Value (GFV) and offers all the benefits of conventional hire purchase with a balloon payment – including low monthly repayments – but provides operators with a variety of options at the end of the term.
Nexus Utilities’ fleet will be maintained by the workshop team at Rygor Commercials, Oxford, under Mercedes-Benz ServiceCare Plans.
Like all Mercedes-Benz vans, they are backed by three-year, unlimited mileage warranties and came with free MobiloVan cover, which includes round-the-clock emergency roadside assistance.
The vehicles replace a previously run mixed-fleet, which managing director, John Gaughan, says offered “a great opportunity to improve efficiency and present a much smarter image to customers.”
Mr Gaughan and his brother Stephen, who are both experienced in the groundworks and construction industry, teamed-up in 2017 with gas and water sector specialist Owen Watts, and client manager Ellie King, to drive the growth into the utilities sector for Nexus.
Operating from headquarters in Upper Heyford, the company supports developers and contractors by delivering all-encompassing infrastructure packages that cover the design and installation of multi-lay gas, water and electricity services on new sites, as well as additional groundworks and civil engineering services.