Hurst Plastics buys into ‘unbeatable’ Mercedes Sprinter23 August 2017

Door manufacturer Hurst Plastics has taken delivery of 15 Mercedes-Benz Sprinters, describing the package as “unbeatable”.

Supplied by dealer Northside Truck & Van, the Hull-based operator’s new additions are all long-bodied 314 CDI models – and, for the first time, Hurst Plastics has acquired the fleet on outright purchase.

Transport manager Jon Brake explains: “We’d favoured contract hire for its ease and convenience. However, a detailed ‘number-crunching’ exercise indicated that given the Sprinter’s competitive purchase price and low whole-life running costs, as well as its excellent warranty and breakdown cover, it made financial sense this time to buy our vans outright.”

All are supplied with a Mercedes-Benz Service Care agreement, covering all routine maintenance.

Other brands were also evaluated but, says Brake, “the Mercedes-Benz package is unbeatable”.

He adds: “I’ve been with this company since 1999, and since then we’ve tried vehicles by various manufacturers. The Sprinter has been the best by a mile. It’s a real workhorse, highly robust and with far superior build quality, as well as being really nice to drive.”

The Sprinters are powered by 140bhp, 2.1-litre engines, which employ both exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and BlueTEC selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology to clean exhaust emissions.

They come with three-year, unlimited mileage warranties and MobiloVan cover, which includes free roadside assistance.

Laura Cork

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