MV Commercial has opened an eight-acre facility in Airdrie, its fourth site in the UK, in a move that chief executive Tom O’Rourke said showed the “drive and determination to dramatically expand the business into new arenas”.
The site was formerly a home to failed rental firm TOM Vehicle Rental and MV describes it as a substantial upgrade to its sales, hire, leasing, finance, maintenance, engineering and painting facilities, now all under one roof.
O’Rourke said: “This is an exciting new chapter in our business. This is the company’s largest-ever investment in property and shows our drive and determination to dramatically expand the business into new arenas. The Airdrie site is tailor-made for efficiency when it comes to handling sales, leasing and maintenance support and provides us with the perfect foundation for our future growth plans.”
It includes 90,000sq ft of internal work space with multiple workshops featuring 36 commercial vehicle ramps, HGV inspection pits, a paint and blast facility with eight booths, onsite ATF test lanes, tacho bay and class 7 MoT testing facilities.
The Airdrie facility will operate in addition to MV Commercial’s existing three depots across the UK - Luton, Haydock and Livingston - and becomes the new home to the majority of the company’s 120-strong team.
Additionally, the site has 6.3 acres of vehicle storage space for MV Commercial’s fleet of ‘Ready to Go’ trucks for immediate hire, lease, or rent-to-buy.
Steven Cairns, group managing director at MV Commercial, added: “As part of our ambitious development strategy to offer our full range of services under one roof, this new site will guarantee maximum efficiency, delivering cost-effective solutions for our customers and further extending MV Commercial’s specialist vehicle provision capabilities.”
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