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A sales pitch wound up in the buyer’s native Turkish was a good close, but the decision to take on the new Sprinters was based on reliability and running costs

ENFIELD-based wholesale greengrocer Canim Fruit & Veg recently added nine long-bodied high-roofed 313 CDI Mercedes-Benz Sprinters to its small fleet of over 30 vans.

The three-year, unlimited mileage manufacturer’s warranty is very reassuring, although we’ve never been let down by a Mercedes

The company has operated pre-owned and rented Springers before, but the latest additions are the first Canim has bought from new and a bi-lingual pitch from Mercedes-Benz Dealer S & B Commercials helped seal the deal.

S & B Commercials sales executive Michael Yeo concluded his presentation by thanking the firm’s owners in their native Turkish for giving him the opportunity to talk to them.

Canim accounts manager Erkut Koksal told Business Vans: “It was a very respectful gesture and much appreciated, so we invited Michael to have dinner with us afterwards. Who knows, by the end of the year he might be a fluent Turkish speaker.”

Canim managing director Aydin Maraslioglu said: “We’ve always been happy with our Sprinters. The running costs are very competitive and they lead the market when it comes to safety.

“Reliability is crucial too, because these vehicles start very early and cover big distances, often in heavy traffic. The three-year, unlimited mileage manufacturer’s warranty is very reassuring, although we’ve never been let down by a Mercedes.”

Canim Fruit and Veg supplies a broad customer base that includes retailers, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets and hotels.

“We also supply schools and other public bodies,” Erkut Koksal said, “so we are particularly conscious of our responsibilities and do all we can to reduce emissions and our impact on the environment. This was another factor which weighed in favour of the new Sprinter, as were its extended service intervals.”

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