Ford & Slater has opened a new 2.5-acre state-of-the-art facility in Birtley with five workshop bays.
The new site will run 24 hours a day from Monday 7am to Saturday 7:30pm, as well as opening on Sunday from 7am to 7:30pm.
A total of 19 trained DAF technicians will work at the site which also has a tachograph calibration centre and will hold as much as £800,000 in parts stock.
Genuine DAF Parts and TRP all-make truck and trailer parts will be delivered free to anywhere in the North East.
Huw Teasdale, regional director at Ford & Slater, said: “We can’t wait to start working with and supporting customers throughout the North East. We’ve got a fantastic team here ready to deliver the levels of quality and service which the Ford & Slater name is synonymous with throughout the transport industry”.
The opening of Birtley takes the number of Ford & Slater sites in the UK to 13, following the opening of the new Chesterfield location in January 2022.
Ford and Slater Joint-MD, Tim Strevens, added: “We have a long and proud history representing the DAF brand and we’re delighted to be further expanding our network. I’m incredibly proud of all the team involved making Ford & Slater Birtley possible and we’re looking forward opening our doors to existing and new customers in the region.”