Motus invests in new Essex truck and van service centre

George Barrow
May 18, 2021

Motus-owned dealer groups Orwell Truck & Van and S & B Commercials are developing a new truck and van sales supersite in Essex to better serve the area.

The £4m investment will see a flagship site open by the end of the year in the town of Witham with nine full-length truck and trailer bays.

Three of the bays will have 22-metre pits, with one of them being used as an Authorised Testing Facility for on-site truck MoT tests.

The new centre will have late opening hours, six days a week with the three-acre site also getting a further eight bays for van maintenance and repairs, as well as MoT tests of Class 4, 5 and 7 categories.

Truck wash facilities are also being installed, while the parts department will carry an extended range of Mercedes-Benz GenuineParts to supply the workshop as well as over-the-counter customers, own account and independent maintenance facilities across Essex, Suffolk, and Hertfordshire.

Lee Seward, the MD of Orwell Truck & Van and S & B Commercials, said: “The Witham project has been a long time in the planning and it’s tremendously exciting now that it’s finally a reality. Given its fantastic location, the new aftersales centre is going to play a big part in our growth strategy, as we strive to restrict vehicle downtime to an absolute minimum for our customers.”

Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK MD Wolfgang Theissen added: “Witham represents a particularly welcome development because it will provide us with brand representation in an area – and alongside a busy trunk road – where this was previously lacking. We thank them for this investment, and we are very much looking forward to the opening of these fantastic new facilities.”

About the Author


George Barrow

George Barrow has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years, starting off his career in the car industry and ending up in commercial vehicles via a brief detour to cover technology, science and start-ups. Often found behind the wheel of a new product, his real interest lies in the business side of the automotive industry. George is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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