Jungheinrich is taking delivery of 62 Mercedes vans for its engineers who maintain fork-lifts and other materials handling equipment operating in warehouses and other facilities throughout Britain. The vans are detailed as mobile workshops and are racked out to carry tools and spares by Bott, of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire.
Most are 2.7-tonne Vito 109CDI Long models, although Jungheinrich is also taking four high-roofed Sprinter 311CDI Mediums. The Vitos are used to service and repair electrically-powered fork-lifts; the Sprinters are for larger, diesel-engined trucks.
Jungheinrich runs a fleet of more than 300 commercial vehicles in the UK, the overwhelming majority of them vans. Its latest order means that by the end of 2007 well over half will be Mercedes; the remaining non-Mercedes vans will be replaced by vehicles wearing the three-pointed star over the next two years.