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Enercon Canada partners with Mercedes-Benz, includes Sprinter 4x4s to fleet SMITHVILLE, Ont.– A new partnership was celebrated today at a Niagara Area wind farm in Smithville, Ont. Hans-Jörg Mehl, vice-president and CFO of Mercedes-Benz Canada, Michael Weidemann, executive vice-president of Enercon Canada and Volker Kendziorra, worldwide head of service of Enercon, gathered to announce the company’s new collaboration that saw 20 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4x4s contributed to the fleet of service vehicles that support Enercon’s wind farms across Canada. The collaboration initially began in 2014 with a single 4×× 4 prototype based upon a basic rear-wheel drive Sprinter developed to Canadian specs in Düsseldorf, Germany. From there, Enercon checked the prototype for 6 months from Nova Scotia to Quebec and Ontario. Weidemann told Truck News that Enercon and Mercedes-Benz have formed collaborations in other nations, but today marks the very first day the partnership has actually broadened into the Canadian market. “We see today’s announcement as a fantastic first step towards a long term relationship in this part of the world,” Weidemann stated. Enercon representatives said picking the Sprinter 4×× 4 was a no-brainer for the company that desired a fuel-efficient automobile with the payload capacity to accommodate a full enhance of devices. “For several years, Enercon has used Mercedes-Benz vans to serve our company’s wind turbines worldwide. We discovered that the Canadian environment and topography required certain requirements, and are pleased to state that the Sprinter 4×× 4 has met all of them,” discussed Kendziorra. The Sprinters were also a smart option for Enercon because it needed automobiles to service wind farms that are often situated away from primary, paved roadways. Also, Enercon said, it desired cars that their staff members would love to drive. “We wanted to provide our individuals a better van with a more spacious working space and payload and we think it’s a much better van for us at the end of the day,” Weidemann stated. “The Mercedes-Benz Sprinte …
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