Snows Mercedes-Benz Vans have achieved an early breakthrough by introducing one of Devon's foremost transport solution providers, STR Logistics, to the benefits of running a fleet of premium brand vehicles with the shape of the legendary three-pointed star.
Snows Corporate Sales Manager, Nicola Townsend, proudly handed over four fuel-efficient Mercedes-Benz Citan 109 CDIs vans to STR Logistics - courtesy of Snows Mercedes-Benz Vans Centre Exeter.
STR Logistics is based at modern head quarters in Alphington, Exeter and was founded by Managing Director, Steven Richardson in 2000. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of national and local distribution and supply chain services. STR Logistics’ fleet of 40 vans has been dominated for some years by a French brand, so the decision to order its first Mercedes-Benz vehicles was a proud business venture for Snows Mercedes-Benz Vans Centre Exeter and Nicola Townsend, who made the compelling case for the Citan.
Mr Richardson confirmed: “The pricing on the Citans was certainly competitive and I was impressed with the overall package, particularly the manufacturer’s three-year, unlimited mileage warranty, which is markedly superior to the one offered by our established vehicle supplier.”
STR Logistics’ Long-bodied Citans are powered by 90 hp engines and fitted as standard with fuel-saving BlueEFFICIENCY measures including the ECO start/stop function, low rolling resistance tyres, and optimised alternator and battery management systems. The result is an outstanding economy figure for this model of up to 65.7 mpg in the combined cycle.
“The Citans are performing every bit as well as we’d hoped,” continued Mr Richardson. “They’ve also proved to be very popular with our drivers, who finds them a lot more comfortable than their other vans.
“Mercedes-Benz vans are renowned for commanding strong residual values, too, so I’d like to think we’ll get a bit more money back when we come to sell ours in three or four years’ time.”
STR Logistics’ Steven Richardson has toured around our high-tech showroom, saying: “It’s a very smart, professional set-up,” he recalled. “I’m particularly encouraged by the fact that the Dealer is a commercial vehicle specialist, because this means it understands the crucial importance of keeping my vans on the road and earning; I simply cannot afford any unplanned ‘downtime’.”
Nicola Townsend commented: “STR Logistics is an important member of the road transport community here in Devon, so we’re naturally delighted to have won this prestigious order. It is encouraging that the Citans have been so well received, and we now look forward to building on these foundations by delivering the industry-leading quality of aftercare that will enable us to develop our new relationship with Steven Richardson and his colleagues.”
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Posted on 29/06/2018