Simon says Mercedes-Benz vans breed success 29 November 2011

Pet suppliers Simon's Rodents has invested in three Mercedes-Benz vans – a pair of Long-bodied Sprinter 313CDIs and a Vito 113CDI Long – all converted by Somers Refrigeration, of Long Stratton, Norfolk, for cold transport.

The Sprinters have replaced the company's two previous Mercedes-Benz vans. They can operate at frozen or chilled temperatures, or – thanks to their removable bulkheads – at both in separate sections.

The smaller Vito van, which is used to visit local clients, also has a chiller unit and is used for transporting live food, such as crickets, locusts and worms.

When carrying live stock, all three vans run at ambient temperatures and are fully ventilated. Drivers can also monitor temperatures in the cargo areas from their cabs.

Owner Simon Wisson explains: "It's vitally important not only to us but also to our customers, that we stay ahead of current and impending animal welfare regulations.

"With our Mercedes-Benz vans we know we're doing our best to ensure that our stock is transported as safely and comfortably as possible."

John Challen

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