Leading transporter operator Brit European has retained a major contract with Mercedes-Benz – and celebrated by investing in a pair of premium long-haul Actros tractor units.
Brit European enjoys a long association with
’s national vehicle logistics operation. Under the new, three-year deal it will form the British link of a supply chain for all heavy truck and Sprinter and Vario van models, that stretches from the manufacturer’s factories in Germany to its franchised dealers and bodybuilders across England, Scotland and Wales. Mercedes-Benz UK
Richard Broomfield, Vehicle Logistics Manager for
Mercedes-Benz UK, said: “Our system of moving trucks and vans across Europe is designed to minimise carbon emissions and widely recognised for its extremely high ‘green’ standard.
“The process sees new vehicles transported from our factories down the River Rhine on barges,” he explained. “They are then brought across the
North Sea by shipping providers using the most modern, fuel-efficient vessels.
“The ships dock at either Purfleet or Killingholme, depending on whether their cargoes are headed for final destinations to the north or south of
. And by using fuel-efficient, Euro 5 Actros tractor units for the final leg of the journey, Brit European plays its part too, in minimising our impact on the environment.” Birmingham
The latest arrivals are both 460hp Actros 2546 models and were supplied by
dealer Enza. The new trucks are working on the Mercedes-Benz vehicle logistics contract but, because they are equipped to full ADR specification, are also used to haul road tanks for Brit European’s bulk chemicals division. Warrington