Cash in the Sprinter: keeping the bank mobile.

A white and green Sprinter with a pedestrian ramp

Transport action: a Spanish company sends the Sprinter 519 CDI on a long trip through many small villages. So what's all this got to do with Christopher Columbus?

A modern explorer.

Miguel Revuelta doesn’t like to be compared with Christopher Columbus. But both are explorers in terms of trade and stand for a Spanish drive to conquest, paid for in hard cash. Naturally, Señor Revuelta cannot stand up to a comparison with the legendary sailor. And yet both of them, in their own way, have changed Spanish trading routes. On his search for a trading route to India, Columbus accidentally discovered America. That has remained a dream for Miguel Revuelta. But he too is a discoverer.

Interior of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

The loading area of his Sprinter has been converted to contain everything that’s necessary for a working-day in a bank.

Reliability and security.

Revuelta works for the Spanish company “Alegria Activity”. One of their competences is the production of very special vehicles. Alegria Activity has built modern broadcasting vans for the TV broadcasting company Sky Italia, mobile schoolrooms in Ecuador and the team bus for a professional cycling team. For quite some years, Revuelta’s employer sends mobile banks into the country’s remote towns and villages. Like this green and white Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 519 CDI, which the makers chose carefully. “Particularly in reputable areas such as finance, we swear by vehicles by Mercedes-Benz. In Spain, the brand stands for reliability and security. The Sprinter is the ideal model for our purposes: big enough to transport the incredibly heavy equipment of a mobile bank and agile enough to access even the smallest mountain villages.”

A success outside of Spain, too.

As a result of the Spanish financial crisis, a lot of banks were closed. To avoid losing contact with their customers in the countryside, many banks opted for the moving office. Alarm system and video-monitoring are integrated and the bank clerk is accompanied by a security guard as an additional safety measure. The secure bank in the Sprinter is an export hit! Currently these vehicles are also out and about in Burkina Faso. Even Columbus didn’t get that far.

Profile Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Model:

Sprinter

Engine:

OM 642 DE30LA Euro VI (MP6) – 190 hp – automatic

Vehicle chassis:

high roof + extra-long / 5000 kg carrying capacity

Tyres:

195/75 R 16C

Tank:

75 litres

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In the rear wall of the Sprinter is a generator and fitted safety equipment

The devices inside the Sprinter are supplied by a generator.

In the office is a compartment with a safe and many technical devices

The mobile office leaves nothing to be desired.

Interior Mercedes-Benz Sprinter as a mobile bank

This is where customers of the mobile bank are received.

Underneath the Sprinter's passenger seat is a secure safe

The moving bank has special safety fittings, for example an alarm system and safes.

Photos: Alex Raack

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Regardless of what job you have to tackle – the Sprinter will make your day-to-day tasks easier. And even if those tasks are weighty ones, together, you’ll move mountains. Thanks to a host of different variants and over 600 optional features, the Sprinter can meet a wide variety of requirements.

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