Euro Commercials supplies Mercedes-Benz Atego 7.5-tonners to Sofa Sofa

Commercial Motor
March 3, 2017

Mercedes-Benz dealer Euro Commercials has supplied two new trucks to South Wales sofa and chair manufacturer Sofa Sofa.

The two new Mercedes-Benz Atego 7.5-tonners are both 816 variants with 156hp engines and high-roofed, twin bunk BigSpace L-cabs. They include long-range fuel tanks with a total capacity of 280 litres, in place of the standard, single 120-litre version and their aerodynamically profiled box bodies are by Commercial Truck Bodies, of Caerphilly.

Each doubled-manned 7.5-tonner is expected to cover up to 90,000 km a year, mostly to households around the UK. Group transport manager at Sofa Sofa, Malcolm Streeter said breakdowns are rare but last year a seal failed on a 12-plate Atego and it lost coolant.

“Euro Commercials had a Service 24h technician out to us very quickly, he diagnosed the problem, went back to the Swansea branch to pick up the parts, and we were back on the road within three hours”, he added. “The response was excellent and I phoned the dealer to tell them so.

"I’ve known and worked with Euro’s truck sales executive Huw Salway for a long time now, and he also provides a very good service.” The family-owned company runs a 14-strong fleet of 7.5-tonne trucks, mostly Mercedes.


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