Britcom to expand capacity with new workshop build

Britcom

Britcom is expanding its Market Weighton site in East Yorkshire with a new six bay workshop.

The steel framework for the new purpose-built facility has already been erected, with work for the project beginning back in January, however, the project was put on hold due to the Covid-19 lockdown with the site not re-opening for construction until 11 May when work on erecting the steel framework began.

The finished structure, which is part of an investment of more than £1m, will see Britcom’s workshop capacity rise to 20 bays and will incorporate a 10-tonne overhead crane, as well as an ATF-approved inspection pit and brake roller.

Joint MD, Chris Urwin, said: “Britcom has always taken a long-term view of the business climate and whilst the current pandemic will certainly bring challenging times, we firmly believe in the opportunities we have to grow the chassis engineering and truck bodybuilding operation.”

Work on the site is set to be completed by August 2020.

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Microlise, organisers of what has become Europe's largest transport conference, is to take over the third day (1 October) of the virtual conference at the new Commercial Motor Show, bringing the usual mix of presentations by senior industry figures in the fields of compliance, new technology and data.

The Commercial Motor Show will be a free, three-day virtual exhibition and conference starting on 29 September and has already attracted the support of leading truck makers including DAF, Isuzu, MAN and Mercedes-Benz. More exhibitors are being signed up every day as support grows for this new concept, launched by Commercial Motor magazine after the postponement of most face to face events this year due to Covid-19.

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To book a stand email emma.tyrer@roadtransport.com