Mattress manufacturer Steinhoff UK Bedding Group has announced that it has recently invested £2.2m in a new Mercedes distribution fleet.

The 14 new Mercedes Actros 1842 LS Euro VI compliant tractor units have been combined with 28 new bespoke trailers to create the most aero-dynamic and fuel efficient vehicle fleet in the UK bedding industry, claims Steinhoff.

All the new vehicles are fitted with satellite navigation, fridges, microwaves and the drivers also get bespoke mattresses made by its Relyon brand. The entire fleet is managed by a GPS tracking system, ensuring an efficient logistical operation.

Steinhoff have also revealed plans for a further £1m investment in 31 additional trailers for delivery in 2017.

Laurie Farley, Steinhoff Bedding Group’s logistics manager, said: “I have selected the Mercedes Actros tractor unit based on its unsurpassed performance credentials. The ‘blue efficient’ diesel engine is the very best out there and when combined with the Mercedes ‘Stream Space’ airflow design generates the best fuel economy figures possible.”

Anthony Joyce, the groups CEO, added: “We are delighted with the new vehicle fleet and in particular our investment in supporting deliveries to our independent customers’. Not only does this new fleet support our sustainable development programme, but it also helps us to become more efficient on a number of levels.”

Steinhoff UK Bedding group manufactures mattresses, divans and headboards from their two core bedding sites based in Wellington, Somerset and Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. Their portfolio brands include Dunlopillo, Myer’s, Relyon, Slumberland and Staples.

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