Mercedes-Benz dealer Rygor has opened Asda’s first dedicated managed workshop at a site in Heston, west London.
The three-bay facility will service 50 home shopping vehicles and be staffed by three Mercedes-Benz technicians. It has the capacity to maintain at least 200 vans and Rygor is able to draft in factory-trained service employees from its other branches if required.
Asda will take delivery of 550 new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313 CDI chassis cabs this year. The majority will come from Yorkshire-based Mercedes dealer Northside Truck and Van and the remainder from Rygor.
Asda’s delivery fleet has increased by 25% over the past three years to more than 2,000 vehicles, and the supermarket’s Sprinters are fitted with multi-compartment, insulated box bodies by Paneltex, as well as GAH refrigeration units.
This article was published in the 16 June issue of Commercial Motor. Why not subscribe to get 12 issues for just £12?