The long-bodied 212 CDI model was delivered to the Hatfield premises by S&B Commercials.
The new vehicle is from the latest Sprinter range, introduced late last year, and recognisable by a more sculpted bonnet, near vertical, wedge-shaped radiator grille with perforated slats, and revised, more angular headlights.
According to Mercedes-Benz, the vehicle’s safety armoury includes several world “firsts”, among them the Crosswind Assist system, which detects sudden strong gusts of wind and helps to prevent the van drifting out of its lane by applying individual brakes on one side of the vehicle. The host of electronic aids additionally available as options includes Collision Prevention Assist, Blind Spot Assist, Highbeam Assist and Lane Keeping Assist.
Gary Morley, transport manager for Lightning Packaging Supplies Ltd, said the new addition was vital to the business’ logistics and its reliability fitted well with the company’s ethos: ‘Our aim has always been to provide a complete, reliable and unrivalled service to our customers.
‘Our fleet of Mercedes Vans and Trucks help us achieve this, they are very reliable and the service we get from S & B Commercials is great.
Fuel efficiency is improved by 7% over the outgoing version, with BlueEFFICIENCY variants – which incorporate a raft of additional measures designed to further reduce diesel consumption – up by a further 6%, to as much as 44.4 mpg.
Lightning Packaging Supplies provide a wide range of packaging materials including corrugated cases (boxes), tapes, cushioning products, polythene products, strappings, paper products, postal packing supplies, packing room equipment and custom made packaging products.