Ford & Slater opens new Birtley dealer site

George Barrow
May 3, 2022

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.”

About the Author

George Barrow

George Barrow has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years, starting off his career in the car industry and ending up in commercial vehicles via a brief detour to cover technology, science and start-ups. Often found behind the wheel of a new product, his real interest lies in the business side of the automotive industry. George is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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