TrustFord expands fleet distribution

TrustFord is set to expand its Long Marston fleet distribution site, which is being developed further with the objective of creating a national fleet distribution hub.

The site will expand from seven acres to 22.5 acres, and will have a capacity for around 7,000 vehicles.

The site, situated at Long Marston Business Park, Stratford-Upon-Avon in Warwickshire, is scheduled for completion by the end of the year, and will go live in January 2017. It will provide a number of improved facilities, including a comprehensive bodyshop facility and state-of-the-art video and photographic facilities for used vehicles.

Once the expansion of the distribution centre is complete, TrustFord expects to complete 30,000 pre-delivery inspections per year, with a focus on preparing fleet vehicles and distributing them across the UK from the site. In addition, around 3,000 used commercial vehicles will be refurbished per year at the site for onward sale through the dealer group’s Transit Centres throughout the country.

As part of the site’s expansion, an additional 37 jobs will be created, with roles ranging from technicians, panel beaters, drivers, to admin positions in the site’s offices. The expansion operation has been managed by David Stretton, aftersales manager at TrustFord, under the overall guidance of David Odom, group CV sales manager at TrustFord.