SOUTH London civil engineering group Cappagh has ordered a new fleet of 83 Mercedes-Benz Vans as part of the flourishing partnership between Wimbledon-based Cappagh and Rygor, Britain’s largest Mercedes-Benz Dealer group.
Their Ultramarine Blue paintwork having been applied at the Mercedes-Benz factory, the operator’s Utilities Division has begun taking deliveries of the first batch of 25 Medium-length Sprinter 313 CDIs from Rygor’s Heathrow branch.
The majority of these vans will be assigned to two-man crews responsible for responding rapidly to pipe leaks, blockages and the like
The majority of these vans will be assigned to two-man crews responsible for responding rapidly to pipe leaks, blockages and the like – they are being fitted with jetting units, racking systems, and Hope Safe-T-Bars.
As well as trialling demonstrators provided by Rygor, Cappagh took extensive soundings from rental companies and other operators before ordering its first Mercedes-Benz light commercial vehicles.
“The feedback was resoundingly positive, particularly in terms of reliability,” confirmed Transport Manager David Fahey.
“This is the single most important attribute we look for in a van, because given the service commitments we make to our own customers unplanned downtime is something we cannot afford.”
Rygor has also supplied Cappagh with 30 FUSO Canter 7.5-tonners over the last 12 months, which are used by tarmac gangs. The Dealer services these vehicles under Mercedes-Benz Repair & Maintenance Contracts, and is currently processing orders for another 10, as well as seven 8×4 Mercedes-Benz Arocs tipper grabs.
Cappagh was founded in 1973 by Tom Ferncombe, who remains as Chairman, while his son Michael is Managing Director, and the Cappagh group boasts a combined annual turnover of more than £40 million.
Alan Weyman, Assistant Van Sales Manager at Rygor, Heathrow, added, “At Rygor we understand the fact that a reliable fleet and top-quality back-up are crucial to the operation of a highly professional business such as Cappagh. We have already proved our capabilities and now, with the delivery of its first Mercedes-Benz Vans, look forward to supporting the continued growth of this prestigious customer.”