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A Star of the show


Rossetts Commercials made a successful return to the Commercial Vehicle Show, this time in partnership with Isle of Wight-based converter and bodybuilder Special Vehicle Projects. The two companies joined forces to present their latest Mercedes-Benz Sprinter welfare van conversion.

Launched last year, the vehicle was an immediate success, with several utilities operators and rental companies placing orders. However, Rossetts' Van Sales Manager Mike Sanders says: "The 2016 model represents a significant advance on last year's, so it provoked a great deal of interest at the NEC. SVP's increased use of high-quality fibreglass in the body construction means the vehicle is now lighter, while the toilet in the rear 'pod' is quickly removed; that's important as not every customer wants to include one in the specification."

Welfare vans are designed to serve as refuges in which site operatives who may work in remote areas, far away from any recognised amenities, can take breaks. The Rossetts-SVP vehicle is HSE-compliant and also incorporates washing facilities with hot and cold running water, a section for changing and drying clothes, and a rest area.