Copart completes Rochford expansion

Global leader in online vehicle remarketing and recycling Copart UK has doubled its vehicle storage capacity near central London.

The completion of a two-phase expansion at its Rochford Operation Centre in Essex is part of Copart’s extensive strategy to continually improve its existing sites and reinvest in land, transport, services, and technology.

The company said that the expansion has significantly strengthened its storage capacity for customers operating in the east of England, joining Operation Centres in Colchester, Sandy, Sandwich, and Wisbech.

The Rochford site now has the capacity to handle over 32,000 vehicles per annum and provides vehicle collection and storage only 30 miles from central London.

Jane Pocock, CEO of Copart UK & Ireland, said: “Our combination of strategically positioned sites across the UK and unrivalled storage capacity means we are never far from our communities and customers.

“With total ownership of our 23 connected Operation Centres and offices across the UK and Ireland, we are incredibly unique within our industry in that we can manage any peaks in demand through centrally controlled decisions and have complete flexibility to divert vehicles, people, and operations to another Copart location if needed.

“This enables us to collect, handle, and store vehicles quickly, efficiently, and with minimal environmental impact, all helping to support our ongoing Plan-Net-Zero sustainability commitment.”