More awards for Mercedes-Benz Vans

  • Mercedes-Benz at Commercial Fleet Awards 2016
  • Brand wins Van Fleet Manufacturer of the Year
  • Sprinter wins best large van and chassis derivative

Sore heads at Mercedes-Benz Vans this morning, we imagine, as the brand had a very successful night at the 2016 Commercial Fleet Awards, which took place in Birmingham on the evening of 30 November.

Not only did Mercedes win the Van Fleet Manufacturer of the Year honour, the Sprinter scooped both the Best Large Van prize and the best Van Chassis Derivative gong.

Why did Mercedes-Benz win?

Mercedes is especially pleased to win the overall Van Fleet Manufacturer award, since the Commercial Fleet Awards are judged by a panel of industry experts that includes van operators who use the vehicles every day. It’s an endorsement from their customers, in other words.

Mercedes-Benz Vans Managing Director Steve Bridge said: “To be crowned Van Fleet Manufacturer of the Year feels like the absolute icing on the cake for what is set to be our most successful year ever.”

Explaining the decision, Editor-in-Chief of Commercial Fleet Stephen Briers said: “Mercedes-Benz offers a heavy truck service for vans which, when combined with its outstanding products, makes it a clear winner. There has been a step-change in its approach to fleets; it listens to their concerns and has restructured its organisation to meet their needs, especially for aftersales. It now offers an end-to-end solution for business.”

Double victory for the Sprinter

As for the Sprinter, 2016 just means finding more space in the cabinet; this is the eighth time it’s won the Commercial Fleet Large Van Award in the last nine years, and the second consecutive Van Chassis Derivative victory…

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