Monday, 28 November 2011


Brit European will be attending the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC, Birmingham in April 2012. We would be pleased to 'meet and greet' all our friends, partners and colleagues from the industry for a coffee and a chat.
Make sure you visit us on stand number 2H90 in Hall 3.

We will all be happy to see you.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011


The image on the front page of the Blog will appear on next years calendar. A very special prize to the first correct entry telling me which month it will appear on. Only one guess per person. No sharing and certainly no bribing of the blogger!!

The first correct answer received on the blog wins the prize! Happy guessing!


Although we have had the new livery on board for nearly two years now it never ceases to amaze me just how good it really looks. I have recently been involved in a photoshoot on behalf of Mercedes-Benz and I had the opportunity to work with a professional photographer, Craig Pusey, who besides showing me some of the tricks of the trade, allowed me to be his driver whilst he sat in the boot of his car taking some great shots. Craig has now sent me a library of those shots and they are absolutely brilliant. If anyone wants to have a looksee post a blog and I will get them over to you.  


There is such a buzz about the office at this time the year! It's not only because we are drawing close to the festive season it's more becaues we all know we have mountains to climb and despite the odd hiccup along the way we know we will get there eventually.

You walk through the office on a particularly busy day and despite almost everyone talking at the same time, either on the phone or to one another, you can get high on the organized chaos!

Monday, 21 November 2011


Leading transporter operator Brit European has retained a major contract with Mercedes-Benz – and celebrated by investing in a pair of premium long-haul Actros tractor units.

Brit European enjoys a long association with Mercedes-Benz UK’s national vehicle logistics operation. Under the new, three-year deal it will form the British link of a supply chain for all heavy truck and Sprinter and Vario van models, that stretches from the manufacturer’s factories in Germany to its franchised dealers and bodybuilders across England, Scotland and Wales.

Richard Broomfield, Vehicle Logistics Manager for Mercedes-Benz UK, said: “Our system of moving trucks and vans across Europe is designed to minimise carbon emissions and widely recognised for its extremely high ‘green’ standard.

“The process sees new vehicles transported from our factories down the River Rhine on barges,” he explained. “They are then brought across the North Sea by shipping providers using the most modern, fuel-efficient vessels.

“The ships dock at either Purfleet or Killingholme, depending on whether their cargoes are headed for final destinations to the north or south of Birmingham. And by using fuel-efficient, Euro 5 Actros tractor units for the final leg of the journey, Brit European plays its part too, in minimising our impact on the environment.”

The latest arrivals are both 460hp Actros 2546 models and were supplied by Warrington dealer Enza. The new trucks are working on the Mercedes-Benz vehicle logistics contract but, because they are equipped to full ADR specification, are also used to haul road tanks for Brit European’s bulk chemicals division.