Robot Coupe mixes up new van fleet

Robot Coupe director of sales Paul Easterbrook is pictured, centre, with Rygor’s Scott Westall, and, from left, Robot Coupe chef demonstrators Mark Bradford, Mark Summers, Peter Mackie, Grant Pullen, Thomas Kingdom and Mike Tagg, and engineer Chris Graham.

French-owned commercial food processor manufacturer Robot Coupe has refreshed its van fleet.

The firm has picked up seven Mercedes-Benz Vito vehicles from car dealer Rygor Commercials in Gloucester.

The metallic grey vans are painted with Robot Coupe’s logo, and six will be assigned to the manufacturer’s field-based chef demonstrators, who visit established and prospective customers to present the company’s products.

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The seventh vehicle is an extra-long panel van, which will be used by a mobile engineer to resolve any technical issues with equipment in use.

Robot Coupe’s origin is in Burgundy but the firm’s UK operation, which has a head office in Isleworth, west London, had been using smaller Mercedes-Benz Citans for the last 3 years.

The manufacturer’s director of sales Paul Easterbrook confirmed: “The Citans have been very good, but the Vito offers the extra space that allows our chef demonstrators to carry more equipment.

“The second row of seats means we can take fewer vehicles to exhibitions and events, and is also useful when we go out and about with our distributors or customers.”

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