Europcar Mobility Group UK has added 750 Mercedes-Benz Sprinters to its fleet of commercial vehicles, providing businesses around the UK with access to the latest motoring technology at a competitive rate, without the commitment of a long term leasing deal. The business has already seen significant demand for the model, providing six vehicles to nationwide surveying firm Oracle Asbestos Solutions.
Founded in 2008, Oracle Asbestos Solutions provides commercial asbestos surveys to firms around the country as well as removal and training services. Oracle’s award-winning services[i] give peace of mind to businesses whose premises do or may contain asbestos.
Based in Kettering, Northamptonshire, the business relies heavily on its fleet of commercial vehicles to provide a service that is truly UK-wide. The firm covers the Midlands, the East, West and South out of its Kettering office. This is as well as reaching firms across the North of the country, Wales and Scotland, all from its office in Warrington.
The company signed an agreement for Europcar Mobility Group UK to supply six Mercedes Sprinters earlier this year, all liveried with the Oracle Asbestos Solutions brand. The highly specified Sprinter was perfect for a firm aiming to look after its employees who spend a lot of their time on the road.
Oracle needed a transport solution that gave its drivers access to the very best vehicle technology, without having to tie up vital capital on depreciating assets. Europcar Mobility Group UK’s long-term van rental proposition – Advantage for Vans – was the perfect fit. Long term rental enabled the business to free up cash flow to not only support its growth ambitions but also the day-to-day running of the business.
The Sprinter’s cab combines unprecedented levels of quality and comfort, with 4G wi-fi connectivity, and an industry-leading armoury of active and passive safety features. . These technologies ensure that Oracle’s drivers are safe on the road.
Deborah Cook, Head of Central Services, Oracle Asbestos Solutions, explains: “As a nationwide business our employees spend a lot of time on the road. Their vans are their workplaces so it made sense for us to invest in the latest and best technology. And AdVANtage for Vans from Europcar meant we could provide our employees with this technology, without having to tie up significant funds on purchasing them outright.
“Maintenance is also included in our fixed monthly bill so if there is ever an issue with one of the vehicles that’s another cost that we’ve removed from the balance sheet.”
Stuart Russell, Commercial Vehicles Sales Director, Europcar Mobility Group UK, added: “Oracle Asbestos Solutions needed a transport partner that could provide its employees with highly-specified vehicles without the financial outlay involved in acquisition. Our long term rental proposition as well as our wide range of specialist vehicles meant that we were able to fulfil this demand while providing a flexible, cost-effective option. We are looking forward to continuing to work with Oracle, supporting the business as it continues to grow.”