Intercounty opens new Mercedes-Benz dealership in Boston
The multi-million pound facility is on a three-acre site at Old Station Yard, Sutterton, on the junction of the busy A16 and A17. It includes a smart reception area, with sales and administration staff working from offices above.
The workshop is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, supported by a fully stocked parts department.
DVSA inspectors will use the ATF to carry out truck MoT tests. Other aftersales services offered include van MoTs, tachograph and speed limiter installations and calibrations, as well as chassis pressure washing.
It is also the base for Intercounty’s first dedicated used truck centre.
Intercounty Truck & Van - part of the Ballyvesey Holdings Group - has sites in Wellingborough, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Toddington and Lincoln. It is now looking to recruit extra staff at Boston.
Steve Shakespeare, dealer principal at Boston, said depot manager Paul Slater and his 30-strong team had been struggling for space at their previous home in the town.
He explained: “This development represents a massive shot in the arm for locally-based truck and van operators, as well as for members of the company team who were selling record numbers of labour hours in the run-up to the move, despite having to work in challenging conditions.”
Mike Belk, Mercedes-Benz Trucks MD added: “In terms of visibility and presence, as well as capability, this is exactly the kind of landmark facility that we are encouraging our dealer partners to develop.”
Benny Ashton, workshop manager at Boston-based Benton Brothers, which runs a fleet of 42 Actros trucks, said: “The area’s been waiting for this development for a long time and I’m delighted for Intercounty’s lads.
“The new ATF and tachograph facilities will be perfect for us.”
Intercounty is also looking to move to new, larger premises in Lincoln before the end of the year.
This will include six workshop bays - twice the number of bays at its current site in the city.
Out now: Commercial Motor 16 July
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- Calls for an alternative to Operation Stack grow.
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