Mellor gains London Hire order for 10 coachbuilt Sprinters

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Mellor Coachcraft has won an order for 10 Mercedes-Benz Sprinters from London Hire.

Peter Moxom, account development manager at London Hire said: “With all the good things going on at Mellor and with their 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 minbuses 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. The results of the testing can be viewed on

Alison Prince, national sales manager for Mellor, said: “We are delighted London Hire has decided to purchase from Mellor. It helps in justifying the massive investments the Board have made in the company over the last 18 months and the confidence we have shown in this sector.”