Mereway Kitchens, a leading manufacturer of high quality kitchens and bathrooms, has taken delivery of 11 Scania trucks from Keltruck, the largest independent Scania dealer in Europe. The vehicles, supplied by Keltruck account manager Russ Kelly, are already in operation delivering Mereway’s premium kitchens and bathrooms throughout the UK and Ireland.
Lionel Hipkiss, transport manager at Mereway Group, said, “We tested many different vehicles with our drivers, and Scania has everything we need in a truck.”
Mereway is already a long-term Keltruck customer, and has experienced first-hand the company’s high quality service. Hipkiss commented, “Aftersales support was a major selling point, and in the 25 years I’ve been working in this industry, Keltruck offers the best service and support I’ve ever known.”
Hipkiss chose Scania Streamline G235 4X2 Euro5 rigids with Cartwright demount systems from Scania’s latest Streamline range, which provide the highest standards of fuel economy, uptime, performance and driver comfort. The trucks are the first Streamline rigids supplied by Keltruck to this exact cab specification.
With the vehicles expected to travel 100,000km a year, reliability is vital. To keep Mereway’s kitchens on the road, Keltruck will maintain the trucks at its Coventry branch under its five-year repair and maintenance programme. Through this, Keltruck carries out all servicing to manufacturer’s guidelines, as well as all ministry inspections and annual certification.
The repair and maintenance programme provides comprehensive product cover against original component failure or wear and tear, including ancillary equipment. It offers manageable monthly payment terms, with preferential parts and labour rates and no unscheduled invoices.
“Our drivers can be on the road for three or four days, so comfort, reliability and vehicle handling are important,” said Hipkiss. “Image is another factor: we deliver premier kitchens, so we have top class drivers and need the best trucks. To me, Scania has it all.”