The Carmarthenshire based relocation and storage firm Jason Williams Removals, has planned the purchase of a new Ekeri rigid body, but ended up delaying it, because, according to the company, their existing Ekeri unit that is over seven years old is still in perfect condition.
“We put the current body on the road way back in 2011 and since then we have not needed to do a single thing by way of maintenance or replacement parts – it just keeps going,” explained Jason Williams.
Seven years ago, Jason Williams opted for the Ekeri solution because of its potential for easier and more secure loading, declining the opportunity to purchase a conventional box body. Its six doors that open along the near side and a cantilever Zepro tail lift for loading through the rear tail flap, together with the internal load locking bars and multiple strapping points, make the Ekeri body more flexible and easier to load than any other removal vehicle.
This year, when the company had to make a decision regarding the purchase of a new unit, Jason said: “We have definitely made savings on the service and maintenance side of things. Each time the Mercedes Benz Actros cab is serviced, the bodywork, doors and joints are checked over. Nothing has needed any attention in the seven years it’s been on the road. Quite literally, it looks as good as the day we bought it.”
Jason Williams Removals is a provider of comprehensive services such as all types of furniture handling and specialist work in the high value auto parts sector. The Ekeri body is ideal for this type of work because it can carry high value loads due of its big internal space and because of the locking bars and the solid construction that stop any body flexing during transit.
“When we added up the time and money saved using this vehicle,” adds Jason “we didn’t need to consider buying anything else. It definitely passed the seven-year test,” concluded Jason.