The vans were delivered by Ciceley Commercials, and each vehicles’ racking systems is used to carry extensive stocks of spare parts as well as tools, generators and compressors.
Based at the Cartwright Group’s headquarters in Altrincham, Greater Manchester, the Fleet Services arm offers bespoke agreements covering maintenance authorisation, cost control, e-compliance and documentation management services via customer-dedicated web portals, and currently looks after well over 8,000 trailers which are in service with operators nationwide.
As well as its 20 mobile workshops and a couple of express parts delivery vans, it operates a six-bay maintenance and refurbishment facility in Wythenshawe.
‘When we set up the mobile repair service in May 2013 the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter was our first choice of van because of its excellent reputation for reliability and fuel-efficiency, and its class-leading safety and comfort specifications,’ explained fleet director, Lawrence Todd said.
‘Since then we’ve also found the level of service provided by Ciceley Commercials, and Mercedes-Benz nationally, to be exemplary. Ciceley also worked with our mobile engineers to develop and improve the internal racking on these latest vehicles, and it certainly made our lives easier to have one single supplier for the finished vehicles.’
Cartwright’s new vans are the subjects of Agility funding packages from Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. Agility offers low monthly repayments and gives operators extra options at the end of the term. The customer can choose whether to pay off the final lump sum and keep the vehicle, use the vehicle as a part exchange for a brand new one, or return it free of any further obligations, apart from an excess mileage charge if the initially agreed limit has been exceeded, and damage charges over and above fair wear and tear.