New £1m Stormont Truck and Van dealership in north London

Laurie Dealer receives word that Iveco dealer Stormont Truck and Van has opened a new £1m site in Loughton, north London.

The new site replaces the Enfield-based depot run by former Iveco player Iceni Truck and Van, as Stormont assumes responsibility for the area.

This lifts the number of sites run by the Clipper Group-owned Stormont Truck and Van to five, and Bill Sangster, MD at Stormont Truck and Van, says getting the location of the new dealership right was fundamental.

The Loughton site has a 14-bay workshop and is staffed by a 26 strong team, including 10 technicians.

Stormont Truck and Van operates has sites at Brighton, Dunstable, Hildenborough and Northampton, and is a sister company to Northern Commercials, which has Iveco dealerships in Brighouse, Leeds and Manchester.

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New Volvos for GW Topham

Cambridgeshire haulier GW Topham (GWT) has taken delivery of three new Volvo FH Globetrotter XL tractor units.

The vehicles - including one 480 with I-shift and two 520s to Euro-5 specification - will be run on general haulage jobs across the UK hauling everything from bulk grain to fresh produce.

GWT, based in Eltisley, says it is also considering setting up new depots in Manchester, Leeds and the South-West.

Transport manager Paul Simpson says: "We have some prestigious new business in the pipeline that we hope to be able to announce soon. On the back of this, a strong development plan of what we wish to achieve will make GWT a more familiar name in the haulage industry over the next few years."