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One of the new Mercedes Sprinter versions added to the King Foods fleet

ABERDEEN-based family firm King Foods has for two decades put its trust in Mercedes-Benz and it runs 18 of their vans.

The latest additions to the fleet were supplied, like their predecessors, by Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles Aberdeen.

One is a Mercedes-Benz 5.0-tonne Sprinter 513 CDI Medium chassis, which is fitted with an insulated and refrigerated box body by the Cold Consortium, of York. It has three compartments, allowing the vehicle to carry frozen, chilled and ambient foods at the same time. The other is a Mercedes-Benz 3.5-tonne 313 CDI panel van which was converted by the same bodybuilder.

As well as fresh fish, King Foods supplies a wide variety of fresh and frozen foods to hotels, restaurants and other outlets, from its Aberdeen harbour base – the  range of products has recently been extended to include fresh meat, eggs and dairy.

Distribution Director Ricky King said, “The first vans we bought were by Mercedes-Benz, because they had a reputation as the most dependable on the road.

“They’ve certainly lived up to that promise over the years, so we have remained loyal to the brand. We also enjoy an excellent working relationship with the dealer’s Van Sales Manager Ross Duthie, and its workshop team – every aspect of their service is first class.

“When you’re delivering fish to exclusive hotels in remote glens you need to be sure your vehicles will get there when they’re expected. Mercedes-Benz gives us that assurance.”

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