Traffic management company Omnis Highway Solutions is adding new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans to its fleet with Vanaways.

The order of five vans follows 12 which joined the fleet last year.

All are Sprinter 315 CDI models, supplied as chassis cabs and fitted with bespoke dropside bodies – featuring special racking, tail lifts, and fall prevention systems – by Hull-based Martin Williams.

Omnis operations manager Josh Smith said the company had turned to Vanaways following problems with previous suppliers.

He said: “We were coming up against problems every time, whether we were trying to lease or buy – people either couldn’t commit to a delivery date, or if they could it was anything up to a year or more away.

“As a growing business, picking up new contracts all the time and needing vehicles to service that work, those long lead times are just no use to us.

“From our first contact with Vanaways, though, the picture could not have been more different. I had seen posts from their business development manager, Hannah Pearson, on LinkedIn, about vehicles being delivered to customers much more quickly, so I got in touch.

“Within a week of that message Hannah had visited our office for a meeting, and before the end of the second week the first batch of vehicles were ordered. Hannah also took us to visit Martin Williams, and helped get the bodies designed to our ideal specification.

“The first vehicles were on the road inside two months. The service was unbeatable and they’re the best vans we’ve ever had, with top quality bodywork that fits our needs precisely – which explains why, when it came to ordering a second batch, we returned straight to Hannah and Vanaways without hesitation.”