All small Citan models, they were ply-lined and applied with vinyl wrap liveries, then inspected prior to delivery, at Ciceley Commercials’ dedicated Van Preparation Centre. Despite the scale of the task, the dealer delivered every one of the new vans within a month of taking the order.
Tetrosyl already operates Mercedes-Benz vans in its other businesses, which include Motormania, Motor World and Sparesworld. Spartan Motor Factors, meanwhile, was also running more than 40 Mercedes-Benz Citan, Vito and Sprinter vans under its previous owners.
More than 120 of the company’s employees were retained following the acquisition, and several MWR outlets in South Wales will be rebranded as Spartan Motor Group depots.
Trading Director Ian Lawrence explained, “One of our first priorities on completing the Spartan purchase was a new fleet, not only to provide colleagues with the most efficient and effective vehicles, but also to raise the profile of our brand. We spoke to several suppliers but were particularly impressed with the proactive attitude of Ciceley Commercials, who assured us they were fully ‘open for business’.”
He continued, “To get all the vehicles ready within such a tight timeframe and in the middle of such a challenging period, while many other businesses were only running at significantly reduced capacity, is praiseworthy indeed.
“It’s no less than we expected though – we were assured the Dealer’s team could meet our deadline and they did not disappoint. They pulled out all the stops to deliver our fleet on time, and in perfect condition. The high level of commitment demonstrated justifies our decision to place this significant vehicle order with Ciceley Commercials and Mercedes-Benz.”