Volvo Truck And Bus Centre South & East expand from MK to Bedford

Volvo Truck and Bus Centre South & East is relocating and expanding its Milton Keynes operations to a new site in Bedford.

The new 28-acre site on the Wilstead Industrial Park is approximately 11 miles from the current dealership and will increase the workshop capacity.

Stuart Potter, operations director, Volvo Truck and Bus Centre South & East, said: “For the last 25 years Dawsongroup has been both our landlord and customer in Milton Keynes, with our team sharing their site. They’ve been fantastic to us, but as our local operations continue to expand, it was the right time to move into our own depot. Geographically it’s a perfect fit for our network; and we’ve been able to tailor the configuration of the workshop to cater for both current and future needs, supporting diesel, LNG and electric fleets.”

The new site is located just off the A6 trunk road, one mile south of the A421 Bedford Southern Bypass and 10 miles from junction 13 of the M1.

The workshop has been fitted out to maintain the whole range of Volvo trucks and buses, along with bodywork and trailer servicing. The workshops will also have brake testing, headlight beam setting and tachograph and speed limiter calibration equipment. It will also stock more than £425,000 worth of Volvo parts. Three Volvo Action Service vans will also be based at the site, which are on standby 24/7 for emergency roadside assistance.

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