Orwell Truck & Van helps B&B Skips to Grow

Orwell Truck & Van helps B&B Skips to Grow

Suffolk-based B&B Skips has signalled its intention to grow by commissioning four new Mercedes-Benz trucks from Orwell Truck and Van.

The two 18-tonne Antos 1824 models and a pair of 15-tonne Atego 1523s are equipped with Hyva skip-loading gear,  and they are being inspected and serviced by the Dealer under seven-year Mercedes-Benz Repair and Maintenance Contracts.

B&B Skips operates from the Beccles Business Park at Ellough, Beccles. The firm’s roots go back to the 1980s and it was acquired last year by Radical Waste, a company set up in 2014 by former real estate specialist Julian Knights.

Mr Knights’ initial contact with Orwell Truck & Van came at the 2015 Norfolk Show, when he ventured onto the Dealer’s stand. “I’d also approached our established vehicle supplier but for whatever reason they didn’t seem to take me seriously,” he recalled.

“By contrast, Orwell dealt with my enquiry very professionally from the outset. They supplied an 18-tonne Antos demonstrator with a skip body for us to try and that truck ticked all the boxes – it looked great and was impressively fuel-efficient, while our driver loved it.”

He continued: “We’ve already built an excellent relationship with Orwell’s sales executive Josh Pilgrim and his manager Paul Simpson. They’re really nice guys and have been out to deliver our new trucks personally, so I couldn’t be happier with their service.

“The combination of Mercedes-Benz finance and R&M Contracts has allowed us to extend the period between vehicle inspections from six to ten weeks, and means I can budget with confidence, knowing my costs are covered.

He added: “Our smart new Mercedes-Benz trucks have transformed the B&B Skips image, and the face we present to the public. Mercedes’ three-pointed star speaks volumes for the quality of service we can now provide to our customers.

“They have also been very well received by the guys who drive them; one, in particular, was a real devotee of our previous truck brand, but he’s been completely won over.”