Copart to double capacity in Scotland

Copart UK has announced that work is underway to double operational capacity in Scotland with a new 31-acre site in East Kilbride.

The new Operation Centre near Glasgow, expected to be operational by the winter, will add to its existing Operation Centre in Whitburn and its vehicle recycling centre in Inverkeithing and offer Copart the potential to handle around 100,000 cars per year in the country.

Expansion in Scotland is part of Copart’s ambitious growth and investment programme which combines land acquisition with continuous improvement at existing sites and reinvestment in transport, services, and technology.

East Kilbride is a strategic location close to Glasgow with good transport links, which gives Copart and its customers a significant northern hub. The provision of further storage capacity and scale will also increase the geographical reach of their fast and efficient surge management services.

Jane Pocock, CEO of Copart UK & Ireland, said: “Works are now well underway in East Kilbride, further strengthening our unrivalled operational capabilities in Scotland in line with the continued growth of the UK car parc and the ever-changing needs of our customers.

“This 31-acre site will provide annual storage capacity for over 49,000 vehicles and with extreme weather events increasing in Scotland, the provision of latent storage capacity is more important than ever.”