A Sprinter 313 CDI.
Grant & Stone builds on partnership with Mercedes-Benz dealer
Published: 20 November, 2014
Mercedes-Benz Vans dealer Hughes of Aylesbury has teamed up with high-profile customer Grant & Stone to offer incentives for operators buying new vehicles and arranging test drives.
The initiative means that any operator ordering a new Mercedes-Benz Citan, Vito or Sprinter from Hughes will receive £250 to spend with the family-owned builders’ and plumbers’ merchant and electrical wholesaler. Even those taking a test drive will get a £20 voucher.
Grant & Stone runs 19 vans, 13 of which arrived via Hughes. The dealer also maintains and repairs the operator’s 13 Mercedes-Benz trucks – a combination of flat beds and tippers.
Latest additions to the Grant & Stone fleet were a trio of 3.5-tonne Sprinter 313 CDI Long panel vans and a low-mileage Approved Used 313 CDI chassis cab with Luton body, by Alloy Bodies of Manchester.
Grant & Stone’s marketing and design manager Darren House said: “We’ve had vans from other manufacturers in the past, some of which remain on the fleet, but they cost a fortune to run in terms of fuel consumption and maintenance costs compared to our Mercedes-Benz vehicles, and they don’t last as long either. Some of our Sprinters are more than 10 years old and still going strong.”
Michael Mason, van sales manager at Hughes of Aylesbury, said: “Grant & Stone is a high-profile regional business and a great advocate for Mercedes-Benz products and our after sales support. We also share many of the same customers, so I’ve every confidence that this new campaign is going to benefit both businesses.”