Two more Mercedes-Benz Atego trucks keep Formula One in pole position 25 May 2022

A West Midlands-based fabricator and installer of UPVC windows, doors and conservatories has taken delivery of a couple of new Atego 7.5-tonners, bringing fleet numbers to five, all of which were supplied by Midlands Truck & Van.

The Formula One Group commenced manufacturing operations in 1998, at the head office in Walsall that it still shares with associate business Rapid Frame. From the outset, Formula One sold its products nationwide on a supply-only basis. However, since opening a retail branch in Telford in 2009 it has also carried out installations at more than 2,500 homes across Shropshire and the West Midlands.

The company’s latest Atego are both 818 variants with 5.1-litre four-cylinder engines that produce 75bhp and drive through six-speed Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated manual transmissions.

Their ClassicSpace S-cabs feature roof-mounted air deflectors and box bodies, which are by Fred Smith & Sons, of West Bromwich.

Owner and managing director Martin Corcoran said: “We’ve always relied on the Atego because we know it won’t let us down. Ours average 75,000 miles a year but we still have a 2016-registered truck that’s now covered 1.2 million miles and continues to do a great job, day in, day out.”

Transport Engineer

Related Companies
Fred Smiths & Sons (Motor Bodies) Ltd
Midlands Truck & Van Ltd

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