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Prize catch… King Foods’ Mark Francis Keith with the company’s new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Prize catch… King Foods’ Mark Francis Keith with the company’s new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Aberdeen, Scotland:  King Foods has added two more Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis to its 18 vehicle Mercedes-Benz fleet all supplied by Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles Aberdeen.

King Foods delivers fresh fish from the dock at Peterhead. The new vehicles are a 3.5-tonner and a 5-tonner.

The 5.0-tonne Sprinter 513 CDI medium chassis has an three compartment, insulated box body by the Cold Consortium, of York for frozen, chilled and ambient foods using a Thermo King fridge with standby power socket.

The other van is a 3.5-tonne 313 CDI panel van which was converted by the same bodybuilder.

As well as fresh fish, King Foods supplies fresh and frozen foods to hotels, restaurants and other outlets, from its Aberdeen harbour base – the  range of products has recently been extended to include fresh meat, eggs and dairy.

MERCEDES SPRINTER OWNED BY KING FOODS OF ABERDEENDistribution director Ricky King said: “The first vans we bought were by Mercedes-Benz, because they had a reputation as the most dependable on the road.

“They’ve certainly lived up to that promise over the years, so we have remained loyal to the brand. We also enjoy an excellent working relationship with the dealer’s Van Sales Manager Ross Duthie, and its workshop team – every aspect of their service is first class.

“When you’re delivering fish to exclusive hotels in remote glens you need to be sure your vehicles will get there when they’re expected. Mercedes-Benz gives us that assurance.”

King Foods was established in 1994 and has grown steadily, now employing a staff of 50. Its locally-sourced fresh fish is caught by Peterhead-based trawlers Ocean Harvest and Harvester.

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