The trucks were ordered by Signal Vehicle Solutions, a contract hire and leasing firm launched earlier this year.
Unit’s new Canters are range-topping 7C18 models with 180bhp engines and twin-clutch Duonic automated transmissions.
The subject of a contract hire agreement with Signal, six of the new trucks are now working from Unit Movements’ new distribution centre in Avonmouth, with the remaining two based at its Cardiff headquarters.
Unit’s managing director Ben Thomas says: “We set Signal and Bevan a tough, eight-week production timetable for our new trucks but I’m delighted to say they nailed it. Not only were the vehicles delivered on time, but they are also clearly built to an exceptionally high standard.”
He adds: “This was the first time we’ve used Bevan and ... they’ve done everything we asked. The floor and panels were sturdy and robust, the fixtures and fittings clearly built to last, and the internal dimensions exactly as ordered.
“The vehicle was also immaculately presented, which says a lot for the bodybuilder’s commitment to quality and customer care. Bevan assured us they could deliver the eight vehicles we needed, on the date we needed them, and that’s precisely what they did.”
Signal Vehicle Solutions was launched earlier this year to provide bespoke contract hire and leasing packages, and is a sister company to South Wales Mercedes-Benz dealer Euro Commercials.
Unit Movements already works with Euro Commercials, through its operation of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans and Atego trucks.