Third Vito For A J Wakely & Sons Hard-Working Fleet

With 10 offices serving a swathe of rural Devon, Somerset and Dorset, A J Wakely & Sons need a fleet which is totally reliable. Director Clive Wakely, fourth generation of this privately-owned funeral firm, explains why he chooses Superior UK for his removal vehicles.

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“Our 10 offices cover a really wide area – from Dorset and East Devon across the Somerset border. Our removal vehicles need to be totally reliable in the face of a high daily workload and plenty of mileage. We recently secured two coroners’ contracts for Dorset, which meant we needed to add a third removal vehicle to our fleet.”

Company Directors Clive and Simon Wakely first got in touch with Kevin Smith at Superior UK eight years ago, to purchase two new Mercedes Benz Vito removal vehicles. When recent developments in the business meant a third removal vehicle was needed, they knew who to contact.

“We have been completely happy with our existing Vitos,” said Clive, “and Kevin and his team at Superior always give excellent customer service. We have no reason to look elsewhere. We are pleased to be associated with Superior UK.”

“The Mercedes Vito is a really reliable vehicle and an essential workhorse in our fleet,” Clive explained. “But our removal vehicles have to look good, too, particularly when we are working on coroners’ contracts. We like the quality design and finish of the Rise and Fall mechanism, which makes the removal process easier and more dignified for everyone involved. These vehicles really are in a class of their own, as you would expect from Mercedes Benz. I can’t imagine us ever using anything else.”

This new Vito from Superior UK is the latest vehicle in A J Wakely & Sons distinctive silver fleet. “A J Wakely & Sons need dependable, quality vehicles which reflect the levels of service that this large and established family firm offer,” said Kevin Smith of Superior UK. “We are delighted to offer continued support.”

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Third Vito For A J Wakely & Sons Hard-Working Fleet is a post from the Superior Automotive UK blog. The main website is here.

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New Binz limousine helps Heart of England Co-operative maintain modern branding

The Heart of England Co-operative have always been a forward-thinking business. Their fleet are a key part of their brand’s modern image, so when it was time to purchase a new limousine, they asked Superior UK to help source a brand new Binz.
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Darryl Smith is the Heart of England Co-operative Society’s General Manager of Funerals. He told us why they continue to choose Binz vehicles to update their fleet. “Our fleet of 4 first-call vehicles is really eye-catching,” he explained, “with Flint Grey dark metallic paintwork, with colour-coded bumpers, alloy wheels and tinted glass. We love the look of the vehicles and we get lots of positive comments from our client families. We have always been impressed by the quality of the Binz vehicles, with great coachwork and detailed finish, and of course the fuel economy of the BlueEFFICIENCY models helps us stay competitive.”

Kevin Smith, from Superior UK, told us why he is always delighted to assist Darryl and the Heart of England Co-operative. “Darryl has many years experience in the funeral industry and understands how the right choice of vehicle can make a significant impact on a funeral firm’s image,” he said. “Limousines need to be safe, comfortable and reliable but it’s the finish and details which help build awareness and trust with families. It is a pleasure to help Heart of England expand their fleet. Darryl’s choice of the Tenorite Grey paintwork, with bespoke details on the cars, really makes their fleet stand out.”
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The latest limousine to be delivered to Darryl is part of a continual programme which keeps the Heart of England Co-operative moving forward.

Superior UK looks forward to being of service to Darryl and his colleagues in the future as they expand their fleet and keep their company image fresh and distinctive.

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New Binz limousine helps Heart of England Co-operative maintain modern branding is a post from the Superior Automotive UK blog. The main website is here.

Forward thinking Co-operative turn to Superior UK for the most up-to-date removal vehicles

When the Heart of England Co-operative decided to update their first call vehicles, they turned to Kevin Smith and family at Superior UK for high-performance products with truly modern look.

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“We wanted to update the first call vehicles in our fleet,” said the Heart of England Co-operative Society’s General Manager of Funerals, Darryl Smith, “and the obvious decision was to ask Superior UK to help us with vehicles which fit with our modern look.”

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The Heart of England Co-operative Society is one of the most successful co-operative businesses in the country, and Darryl’s current position in the business marks more than 30 years experience in the funeral profession, of which 6 years are with the Heart of England Co-operative Society.

The Heart of England Co-operative had previously updated part of their ceremonial fleet with two new Mercedes Benz hearses and four matching Mercedes Benz limousines from Superior UK. These attractive vehicles were commissioned in the funeral firm’s own colour choice of Tenorite Grey with bespoke details including the AMG sport pack’s front and rear bumpers, along with stylish 5 spoke alloy wheels.

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The two new Vito first call vehicles from Superior UK were designed to closely match the six ceremonial vehicles, resulting in a fleet for the Heart of England Co-operative which is as eye-catching as it is reliable and efficient.

“We asked Superior UK to provide us with our new vehicles for a number of reasons,” explained Darryl. “We have built up a close relationship with Kevin and the Smith family, and know we can rely on them to provide us with the best vehicles, advice and support. They really understand the direction in which we want to take the business, and they appreciate that our vehicles are an important part of this. I know we can trust them to deliver.

“And we’re very keen on Mercedes-Benz vehicles, particularly the BlueEFFICIENCY models, which are safe, efficient and environmentally sound with great fuel economy.”

The Mercedes Benz Vito first call vehicles are striking, in Flint Grey dark metallic paintwork, with colour-coded bumpers, alloy wheels and tinted glass. “We’re extremely pleased with the vehicles,” said Darryl. “They were specifically designed to look more like an executive people carrier rather than a private ambulance. So far they have been very well received, and our colleagues who drive them seem impressed, too. The new features like cruise control, speed limiter, integrated blue tooth, air conditioning  and increased horsepower make them more enjoyable to drive whilst the hydraulic rise and fall decking gives us extra confidence in our approach to health and safety.”

The Heart of England Co-operative Society’s eight-fleet line-up of stunning grey Mercedes Benz vehicles from Superior UK is the perfect illustration of this modern, forward-thinking funeral business outlook. Their choice of vehicle is not the only innovative business decision they’ve made recently. Darryl is excited about the recent launch of the Heart of England Co-operative Society’s funeral app, designed for iOS devices, as it is one of the first Co-operative’s in the UK to use this type of technology in their funeral division.

Superior UK are proud to be the chosen automotive partner of such a successful and cutting-edge co-operative business and are delighted to provide quality vehicles which help Darryl and his team demonstrate their modern image whilst delivering on traditional values.

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Forward thinking Co-operative turn to Superior UK for the most up-to-date removal vehicles is a post from the Superior Automotive UK blog. The main website is here.