Mercedes-Benz will bring a dash of three-pointed star quality to Peterborough’s East of England Showground next week (16-17 September), when it makes its first appearance at the Temperature-Controlled Storage & Distribution Show.
Recognising the TCS&D Show’s high profile in an important industry sector, the manufacturer will exhibit three vehicles on its stand in the exhibition hall, while making another three available outside for demonstration rides.
The two-day event has been running bi-annually since 1981 and is now firmly established as a high-profile showcase for manufacturers, suppliers and operators working in the perishable product supply chain.
Mercedes-Benz will present three trucks on Stand D6 in the Peterborough Arena – a 13.5-tonne Atego 1318 and an 18-tonne Antos 1824, both with Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated transmissions, and a 7.5-tonne FUSO Canter Eco Hybrid, with innovative diesel-electric hybrid drive system. All three are fitted with insulated and refrigerated bodies by Solomon Commercials – those on the Atego and Canter have dual compartments.
Meanwhile, visitors wishing to see trucks in action can take a ride in the trio of vehicles in the outdoor section of the event. These comprise another 7.5-tonne Canter Eco Hybrid, a 12-tonne Atego 1221 and a mighty Actros 2548 with luxurious BigSpace sleeper cab, which will be hitched to a refrigerated trailer.
Vincente Connolly, Director National Sales Mercedes-Benz & FUSO Trucks, said: “The Temperature-Controlled Storage & Distribution Show has been promoting innovation and technology to a focused audience since its inception, and we feel it’s only right that Mercedes-Benz should be represented at such an important event.”
As well as the biggest display of refrigerated vehicles in the UK, this year’s event offers visitors the opportunity to attend free conference sessions, and hear presentations by leading industry figures.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors to our indoor and outdoor displays, so we hope as many operators as possible will take the opportunity to drop by and say hello,” said Vincente.
TCS&D Show Sales & Marketing Director Martyn Cogan confirmed: “We’re ecstatic to be welcoming such a high-profile name as Mercedes-Benz to Peterborough for the first time. I know that many of those attending our Show will welcome the opportunity to see and discuss its diverse product range, and given the calibre of our audience I’ve no doubt that Mercedes-Benz will also find the exercise highly worthwhile.”