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Careful handling key to SLR McLaren

Ontime Automotive, specialist in bespoke vehicle preparation and distribution services for prestige car manufacturers, has won the global distribution contract for the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.

The £275,000 carbon-fibre-bodied supercars will be delivered in covered, two-car transporters to destinations in the UK and Europe, or shipped in freight containers to the rest of the world.

The company has already collected six of the vehicles from the McLaren plant in Woking. Prior to their dispatch, they will receive final pre-delivery checks at Ontime’s controlled-atmosphere storage facility at Ferry Compton.

James Miller, DaimlerChrysler manager logistics passenger cars, says: “Distributing a premium sports car requires exceptionally careful handling, with the same level of efficiency you’d expect of a volume operation.”

Ontime Automotive’s covered fleet totals 120 vehicles, with 230 open transporters. It holds UK distribution contracts for Honda, Ferrari and Maserati, and distributes Aston Martin and Bentley globally.

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