With 10 offices covering a large expanse of three rural counties, AJ Wakely & Sonsfuneral directors need vehicles they can rely on. Director Clive Wakely explained why he opted to add two more Mercedes Benz Vitos to his hard working fleet.
“We are always busy,” said Clive, “and contracts with two coroners mean we need to get from A to B in less than an hour. Our private ambulances need to help us navigate that rural area quickly and without fuss.”
When Clive decided to replace his two 9-year old Vito removal vehicles, he briefly considered cheaper options to see if anything could match the Mercedes Benz Vito for performance and style.
“Even as we looked around, we always knew we would come back to Vitos,” explained Clive, who has run this kind of private ambulance since 2008. “They have a great reliability record and look so professional. It wasn’t long before we realised there was no reason to change to any other vehicle. There is a certain prestige to a Vito which no other vehicle can match.”
Superior UK have provided AJ Wakely & Sons with all of their previous Vitos (two in 2008, and one last year). Clive asked Kevin Smith at Superior about the latest available options before he settled on his specifications.
“We added a few new details, but perhaps the most useful is built in sat nav and air conditioning,” said Clive. “Proper sat nav is a great help to a business of our size and scale.
“The finish is excellent and the decking is far superior to anything you get anywhere else. People do notice small details like that, even on a removal vehicle. It is a mistake to think that only hearses and limousines matter. A Vito helps us project the image of the business and shows that we are serious about professionalism.”
Kevin Smith of Superior UK said it has been a pleasure to assist Clive with AJ Wakely’s Vitos for nearly a decade.
“Clive’s first vehicle delivery from us was in 2008,” he said. “Each Vito is worked hard and will cover around 100,000+ miles before being replaced. It is great to know that we can help.
“Clive always likes a good level of specification and this recent order was no different. Both Vitos are fully equipped with factory fitted navigation, air-conditioning and parking sensors. The exteriors are beautifully finished in brilliant silver metallic paintwork with colour coded bumpers and alloy wheels. Even the Superior UK ‘Rise&Fall’ decking is finished in heavy duty grey laminate so it blends in perfectly with the paintwork.
“These are truly good looking vehicles which help AJ Wakely promote a professional image. We are delighted to continue supporting AJ Wakely nearly 10 years after their first delivery from us.”