Mtec appreciates artistry of Mercedes-Benz Actros 21 November 2016

International fine art logistics specialist Mtec has added a long-distance Mercedes-Benz Actros 18-tonner to its mostly Mercedes-Benz 14-strong fleet.

The Ware-based operator specified its new 1848 LnR truck with the flat-floored and air-conditioned BigSpace cab, also opting for a low-height frame.

Its high-volume, climate-controlled, three-metre internal height box body is by Wessex Vehicle Services, of Salisbury, and has been fitted with a Carrier Supra 850 U refrigeration unit and 3,000 kg Dhollandia cantilever tail-lift.

“All of our vehicles are on full air suspension as our cargoes require careful handling, and we travel to some pretty far-flung places,” comments managing director David Williams.

“We choose Mercedes-Benz trucks for their outstanding reliability and cutting-edge technology, as well as the manufacturer’s continental back-up,” he continues.

“It’s very reassuring to know that wherever we are, if we have a problem, help is always close at hand.”

Mtec was an early adopter of lower-emission vehicles, having bought its first Euro 6 Mercedes-Benz truck well in advance of Euro 6 legislation.

“People who appreciate art tend also to be concerned for the planet, while a lot of our clients live in London where air quality is an important issue,” explains Williams.

“Mtec has always invested in new technology and chosen premium specification vehicles, not least because they command such strong residual values,” he says, adding that a couple of its 2007 Actros tractor units recently “made excellent money”.

Mtec’s trucks are inspected and serviced overnight by S & B Commercials, under Mercedes-Benz R&M Contracts.

Brian Tinham

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