Wales Environmental clears the way for more Mercedes-Benz Sprinters
Liquid waste management and drainage specialist Wales
Environmental is running its first Euro6 vans, a trio of Mercedes-Benz
Sprinters which arrived via the Cardiff branch of Euro Commercials.
So impressed has the operator been with the
customer-focused service it has received since acquiring its first Sprinter van
from the manufacturer’s South Wales Dealer in 2015, that it returned late last
year with an order for three new vehicles.
Like their predecessor, all are long-bodied, high-roofed
models and the subject of cost-effective CharterWay contract hire agreements
with Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. One is a second 5.0-tonne 516 CDI; the
other two are 3.5-tonne 314 CDIs.
Fast-growing Wales Environmental provides a comprehensive
portfolio of environmentally appropriate effluent disposal and drainage
solutions. The company’s headquarters are in Narberth, Pembrokeshire, and it
supports some 3,000 customers located throughout the UK, among them
high-profile names such as the Ministry of Defence, Welsh Water and Kelda
The latest Sprinters are based at its Cardiff Drain
Cleaning Company operation on the city’s Alexandra Dock, and equipped with CCTV
camera and high-pressure jetting systems, for identifying and clearing
In addition to its truck fleet, Wales Environmental runs
40 vans across its various locations, nine of which are Sprinters - prior to
embarking on its new relationship with Euro Commercials, the company had
sourced its Mercedes-Benz vehicles from another provider.
Transport manager John Jones said: “We’re now choosing
the Sprinter for its reliability and durability - experience has proved that
even with 300,000 miles and more on the clock, the engines just keep on going
and you don’t get body components falling off, as you would with other makes of
van. The Sprinter is equally popular with our operatives, who appreciate its
comfort and reassuring array of safety systems.
“As far as maintenance costs are concerned, the contract
hire deals allow us to budget with confidence, knowing there are no nasty
surprises around the corner. Not only do these agreements represent excellent
value for money, they also mean that every three years we’ll get a smart new
“This appeals because image is very important to us.
Given the Mercedes-Benz brand’s reputation for quality, running vehicles with
three-pointed stars on the front can only reinforce our own standing as a
sector leader, committed to understanding each customer’s individual waste management
requirements and providing efficient services, within budget, to meet those