“Our Mercedes-Benz Sprinters help reinforce that we are a smart, professional organisation - that’s why we can’t have nasty old vans out there”, states Cameron Head, General Manager of Pacer Car Care, who manufactures and distributes cleaning products and equipment across New Zealand – providing everything to make a car, van, truck or trailer shine and smell just like new.
Established in 1983, Pacer has a small retail presence, with its main business in wholesale; selling bulk quantities to big users like car yards, rental companies and car washes.
These customers are supplied via a fleet of vans which now boasts four Mercedes-Benz Sprinters, performing a dual role for the company.
“They are not just for deliveries,” says Cameron. “We’ve put in custom-built shelving and an exterior step so they act as mobile showrooms for our products as well.
“Sure you can sell on-line but we think this works much better because people get to touch and feel, and if they want anything they get instant satisfaction.”
Cameron only added the Sprinters to his fleet after careful consideration.
“Their load carrying capacity is a big thing for us. Their reliability is very good and we’ve had no problem getting parts. The overall package is definitely price competitive.”