Energy Stockholding’s truck choice
- Independent stainless steel stockholder and finisher delivers
- Mercedes Sprinter 314 CDI chassis cab
- 5.0m dropside body by M6 Motor Bodies, of Birmingham
ENERGY Stockholding’s new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter dropsider is certainly polishing the image of the independent stainless steel stockholder and finisher business.
The 314 CDI chassis cab certainly looks the part, finished in bespoke metallic grey with optional colour-keyed bumpers and door mirror covers, plus an external sun visor.
Working from the Energy Stockholding’s base in Wednesbury, West Midlands, it has been fitted with a maximum length, 5.0-metre dropside body by M6 Motor Bodies, of Birmingham and was supplied by the Wolverhampton branch of dealer Midlands Truck & Van.
Founded less than two years ago, Energy Stockholding is a sister company to family business Farrellys, the largest independent non-ferrous metal and tube polisher in Europe.
Customers send in their materials to Farrellys for polishing while Energy Stockholding complements the service with a range of products already finished and cut.
Energy Stockholding is using the Sprinter to deliver stainless steel products in a wide spectrum of shapes, sizes, and finishes. Its customers are based throughout the country and represent, among others, the medical, transport, automotive, food and drink, agricultural and architectural sectors.
- Energy Stockholding is using the Sprinter to deliver stainless steel products in a wide spectrum of shapes, sizes, and finishes.
- Its customers are based throughout the country and represent, among others, the medical, transport, automotive, food and drink, agricultural and architectural sectors.
During its start-up phase the new venture relied on Mercedes-Benz vehicles operated by the established Farrellys to fulfil its transport commitments felt the time was right to invest in this first, dedicated dropsider.
In addition to an 18-tonne Mercedes-Benz Antos truck, which is finished in the same shade of metallic grey, Farrellys has been running a Sprinter dropsider for the last five years.
General manager Steve Finnegan Jnr said of the new truck: “We did consider one or two alternatives, but quickly discounted them.
“Instead, our previous experience of the Sprinter’s reliability, economy, and market-leading safety credentials, and the excellent service we receive from sales executive Joe Lynock and his Midlands Truck & Van colleagues, combined to ensure that the new vehicle was always going to be a Mercedes-Benz.”
As with the vehicles operated by Farrellys, Energy Stockholding will be relying on Midlands Truck & Van’s 24-hour, seven days a week, workshop team to maintain and, if necessary, repair its new Mercedes-Benz.
“The fact that the dealer’s service department stays open around the clock is a major bonus,” added Mr Finnegan. “It means the vehicle will always be available for work when we need it.”
Like all Mercedes-Benz vans, Energy Stockholding’s Sprinter came with a three-year, unlimited mileage warranty and MobiloVan cover, which includes free emergency roadside assistance for up to 30 years, provided the vehicle is maintained within the manufacturer’s official Dealer Network.