Orwell's History

Orwell Truck & Van formerly Orwell Trucks, was founded by David Grant in 1991. The company quickly grew in size and reputation with 4 branches located in Ipswich, Colchester, Norwich and Newmarket. Orwell Truck & Van specialises in the sale and maintenance of Mercedes-Benz and Fuso Commercial Vehicles and has a team of over 200 employee's across the group.

In 2013 Orwell Truck & Van was purchased by Imperial Holdings with MD David Grant naming Jonathan Ager as his successor. Imperial ‘s UK Managing Director Ian Oakes said: “Orwell Truck & Van is a well-respected, long standing Mercedes-Benz Dealer partner with a very strong regional reputation and is a great fit within the Imperial UK portfolio. I am enjoying welcoming everyone on board.

Image right - MD David Grant hands over to Ian Oakes, Imperial UK.

Imperial Holdings

We are owned by IMPERIAL Holdings SA with approximately 52,000 employees worldwide who are responsible for the growth and continued success of the group that began as a motor dealer in downtown Johannesburg in 1948. 

The Annual turnover is in the region of £6 Billion. Here in the UK Imperial sell new trucks and used trucks. Imperial's other franchise partners are VW Commercial Vehicles, FORD Commercials, FIAT Professional, MAN Trucks, RENAULT Trucks, NISSAN Commercial Vehicles, ISUZU Pick-ups, ISUZU Trucks and HINO Trucks. 

Imperial sell all makes parts for trucks and vans including truck accessories. Imperial commercials also acquired Orwell Truck & Van's sister Mercedes-Benz Commercial Dealer S&B Commercials in 2013 strengthening their presence in the UK with Mercedes-Benz and Fuso products.

Why choose Orwell?

Orwell Truck & Van and its employee's strive to provide customers with a level of service that matches the quality expectations of the Mercedes-Benz brand and product. Each of our sites are staffed with Truck and Van specific product specialists, which covers both new and used vehicles. Orwell Truck & Van have a dedicated fleet team, who are trained to be able to offer you flexible support to suit your business needs.

Orwell Truck & Van have 4 sites across East Anglia and are able to offer a range of services that includes: Overnight vehicle servicing and MOT's (class 4-7), ATF MOT, tacho calibration, genuine and remanufactured parts with excellent on site facilities such as WiFi, Free Tea & Coffee and showers.

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