Ton up for TOM with Mercedes-Benz Citan
By Jack Stocks
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 13:00
CENTURIANS: New Citans for Scottish rental firm
Customers of Scotland’s leading van hire specialist, TOM Vehicle Rental, are now benefiting from a new fleet of 100 Mercedes-Benz Citan vans.
Supplied by Dealer Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles Ayr, TOM received 109 CDI models, either Long and Extra-long versions, powered by high-torque 1.4-litre engines.
Contributing to an economy figure of 65.7 mpg, and CO2 emissions as low as 112 g/km, a significant proportion of the vehicles are equipped to BlueEFFICIENCY specification.
James Rafferty, Operations Director at TOM Group says: “As a rental operator we want vehicles which are reliable and cost-effective over their whole life.
“The Citan offers a class-leading warranty which will protect our maintenance position and ensure that we are covered for the working life of the vehicle.
“Equally important, the Citan is also extremely fuel-efficient, which makes it a highly attractive proposition for customers – these new vans are already proving very popular, with many having been snapped up for long-term contracts by established customers.”
TOM was founded in Airdrie some 20 years ago, and still has headquarters in the town. The company has enjoyed impressive growth over recent years and now has a fleet of more than 6,000 vehicles, the vast majority of them vans.
A market leader in Scotland, TOM last year opened a depot in Trafford Park, Manchester, and continues to march southwards, recently picking up business as far away as London.