WHEN it comes to business vans, flue and chimney systems specialist Chimflue likes to keep things in the family. The Andover-based company, which is celebrating its Silver Anniversary, has recently added another Mercedes-Benz to its van line-up in the shape of a Mercedes Citan 109 CDI Long.
Chimflue, which specialises in the distribution, design, fabrication and installation of flue and chimney systems, already runs a medium-length Mercedes Sprinter and long-bodied Vito. The vans are assigned to two-man installation teams and regularly used to tow a ‘cherry picker’.
The bigger Sprinter is also used to carry scaffold towers, pallets, flexible liners and larger equipment. The company also runs another Vito, a Dualiner model with second row of seats, which it uses regularly to support project work.
The new Mercedes Citan – the first small van from Mercedes-Benz and which can deliver up to 65.7mpg with CO2 emissions as low as 112g/km – will be used by a team that undertakes smaller installations, as well as carrying out ‘snagging’ jobs.
Chimflue managing director Sam Ford told Business Vans: “We’ve been growing strongly over the last few years and doing so in partnership with Mercedes-Benz, whose vans are fit for purpose, reliable and cost-effective to operate.”