ICL orders 44 Mercedes-Benz trucks from S&B Commercials

Essex-based Industrial Chemicals Group has ordered 44 Mercedes-Benz trucks - mainly Actros tractor units - from dealer S&B Commercials.

The new vehicles include 38 Actros 2548 BigSpace tractors, all the subject of a CharterWay contract hire agreement with Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. Most of them are due to enter service over the next few weeks.

ICL has specified them with safety packs, including the manufacturer’s Active Brake Assist 3 autonomous braking and Proximity Control Assist systems.

The tractor units, which also come with Predictive Powertrain Control systems, feature 12.8-litre, OM471 straight-six engines producing 476 hp.

Grays-based ICL supplies hydrochloric and sulphuric acids, caustic soda and bleach, transported as liquids in tank trailers, to companies in the water treatment and other industries.

The Actros tractors are fitted with wet kits for pumping equipment and are replacing vehicles of another marque, which have reached the ends of their contract terms.

In addition, ICL has ordered five 26-tonne Actros 2535 rigids and a single 12-tonne Atego from S&B, all curtainsiders.

Will Davey, truck sales director at S&B Commercials, said: “We are proud to be supporting this highly professional company, and look forward to building upon our new relationship over the months and years to come.”