Truck and Bus Wales and West opens Shepton Mallet branch

Commercial Motor
August 1, 2016

Volvo dealer Truck and Bus Wales and West has opened a dealership at Shepton Mallet, Somerset, replacing its workshop in Gurney Slade.

The facility, which has three 26m drive-through workshop bays, is on a 2.5-acre site next to the A361 at a unit on the Leighton Business Park, Wanstrow. It includes a drive-through ATF and tachograph lane for truck, bus and coach testing, lighting via movement-controlled LEDs, aluminium welding for body repairs, and tail-lift and ancillary equipment servicing and repairs.

Truck and Bus Wales and West MD Billy Nairn said the building is designed to be energy efficient with extra insulation and clear roof panels to minimise artificial lighting. “Water is sourced from a bore hole and drainage is via three-stage interceptors into levelling ponds,” he added.

“Therefore, all drainage is localised on site so there is no risk of polluting the main water systems in the area.”

The facility is part of a substantial investment programme by the dealer at its sites in Somerset, Bath and West Wiltshire. In 2014, Truck and Bus Wales and West opened a two-bay ATF and IVA facility at its Swindon dealerpoint.

This article was published in the 28 July issue of Commercial Motor. Why not subscribe to get 12 issues for just £12?



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