Gripping stuff from Nicol of Skene’s Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4x4s 


Nicol of Skene have recently taken delivery of our fourth all-wheel drive version of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. The Medium-length 313 CDI model was supplied, like its predecessors, by the Aberdeen branch of Dealer Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles.

“There’s nothing else on the market that offers the Sprinter 4x4’s combination of load space and payload, off-road performance, reliability and comfort for our engineers,” declared Nicol of Skene CEO Derek Nicol.


Based at our headquarters in Skene, Aberdeenshire the new van is racked out to carry tools and equipment as part of the Multi Utilities Division. The van also has a cargo area compartment in which engineers can change out of wet or muddy protective clothing. All interior work was carried out by the Nicol’s workshop team on site.

We are a contractor to Scottish Water, and an approved supplier under the Water Industry Recognition Scheme (WIRS). Typically, the engineer assigned to the new vehicle spends his days testing water mains which are often in remote, inaccessible locations.


Nicol of Skene’s Sprinter 4x4s support a variety of utilities and civil engineering projects – one of the vans has recently returned from the Clyde Windfarm site in Lanarkshire, more than two hours’ drive from the nearest public road, while another has been working on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route road scheme.

“Without our Sprinter 4x4s we couldn’t guarantee that our employees would be able to get to work in places like these,” continued Derek.

“They’re extremely reliable too, which is equally important. The last thing we want when we’re miles from civilisation is a stranded van, but our Sprinter 4x4s have never let us down.” 14