Mellor Coachcraft has won an order for 10 Mercedes-Benz Sprinters from London Hire.
Peter Moxom, account development manager at London Hire said: “With Mellor’s commitment to product development, we thought it was time to give them some business. This is a strategic move for us, as we have favoured other builders previously, but the time comes when it’s right to change.”
Despite enduring a great deal of trepidation over the downturn of demand for minibuses from the local authority sector, Mellor has continued to invest in achieving Type Approval compliance and developing new models in order to be well-positioned when money does become available to purchase new vehicles.
The ongoing investment will continue until Mellor has full Type Approval compliance on everything it builds.
The latest in the line-up to gain type approval is the new Fiat Ducato single-step entry lowfloor development which was created in partnership with Al-Ko and subsequently underwent a ‘whole life endurance test’ which was carried out and certified by an independent test house.