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Mercedes A First For Ahern

Ahern Waste Management operates a fleet of 50 vehicles and has been providing waste & recycling collection and treatment services to businesses in South Essex and East London for nearly 70 years.  As part of its fleet replacement programme and continuing expansion the company recently opted to have one of its existing vehicles remanufactured and mounted onto a new Mercedes Antos chassis.

The work was carried out by Gloucestershire-based refuse vehicle suppliers, Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS).

Tony Anderson, Resources Coordinator, Ahern said: “This is the first time we’ve had a Mercedes chassis and the body has been so well remanufactured you can’t tell it apart from a new vehicle. RVS have done a superb job and we have also taken advantage of their excellent vehicle hire services. We loaned a vehicle whilst ours was in the workshop and prior to that we hired a bin-weighing ready trade waste vehicle to carry out a trial analysis of our rounds and identify the heaviest loads.”

RVS remanufactured Ahern’s 2004 Heil Powerlink body with UTL Trade bin lift, and mounted it onto a brand new Mercedes Antos chassis.

Added Tony: “The whole process with RVS has been fantastic and totally transparent. From the moment we gave them the order we received regular updates and they kept us up to speed regarding delivery. I’m sure we will be back soon to order more vehicles.”

As well as supplying New (RediTruck), Quality Used and Remanufactured refuse vehicles RVS also provides support services such as short to medium term vehicle hire, contract hire, repairs & maintenance and parts. 

Ahern was established in Harold Hill in 1948 by founder Patrick Ahern. The company now runs a large fleet of trade waste collection vehicles catering for companies in South Essex and East London, and also runs two waste transfer and recycling centres in West Thurrock and Basildon.

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Mercedes A First For Ahern