City West Comercials lays foundations for Hopkins Concrete with record Mercedes-Benz
City West Commercials, the South-West’s Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Partner, has secured a UK record-breaking contract win, receiving an order for 50 vehicles from the family-owned and run company Hopkins Concrete.
A remarkable improvement in fuel efficiency and payload from its first four units, coupled with City West Commercials customer-focused Repair and Maintenance services, persuaded Hopkins Concrete to place the UK’s biggest single order yet for the new Mercedes-Benz Arocs truck range.
Somerset-based Hopkins Concrete supplies readymix concrete and aggregates, and provides muckaway and concrete pumping services, throughout the South-West. A vast the majority of the trucks ordered will be Arocs 8×4 rigids with S day cabs and 290 kW (394 hp) Euro VI engines.
Of these, 25 will be Arocs 3240B models with lightweight Hymix mixer drums, and 20 will be 3240K tipper chassis fitted with steel muckaway bodies by Abba Commercials. The remaining five vehicles will be Arocs 2545 tractor units with StreamSpace cabs, 330 kW (449 hp) engines and mid-lift axles.
Hopkins Concrete operates from headquarters in Wincanton where it has invested heavily over recent years in modern batching and mixing facilities, and a second depot in Bridgwater. The company runs a fleet of 60 trucks. Most of their fleet will be stood down to make way for the new Arocs.
Hopkins Operations Manager Ben Legg said: “We’ve seen a remarkable improvement in economy from the Arocs. In some cases they’re as much as a mile and a half per gallon ahead of our established vehicles.”
City West Commercials Dealer Principal, Graeson Clarke, said: “The signing of the deal with Hopkins Concrete is a significant development for the construction industry in the South West. We are delighted that Hopkins Concrete are reaping the benefits of the new Arocs range and we look forward to further supporting their business grow.”