Petit Forestier UK is continuing to invest, and next month will open a flagship depot and vehicle maintenance unit in Dartford, Kent.
The refrigeration vehicle rental specialist, which hires vans, trucks, trailers, and cold storage containers, has chosen to locate the 8,000sq m site right by the Queen Elizabeth II crossing over the River Thames. This is its fourth depot serving London and the south east of England, the others being Uxbridge, Letchworth, and Southampton.
The new facility comprises four HGV workshop bays, roller-brake testing, and training facilities. It features solar panels on its roof, which supply power via a battery wall, and a waste fluid filtration system ensuring that no harmful waste enters the local drainage network.
“We are continuing to invest in industry leading facilities to ensure that their customers receive the very best of operational service, compliance, and rental support,” said Andrew Morley, head of commercial.
The Dartford depot will officially open on 23 February, and local customers have been invited to an open day, where they can look around the new premises and inspect some of the latest alternative fuel vehicles.
Manufacturers exhibiting on the day include Carrier Refrigeration, Volta Trucks, Tevva, Renault and Iveco. This will also be a chance to see a selection of Petit Forestier rental vehicles and cold storage solutions.
Morley said: “We will also be holding a GoGreen event, involving several industry experts speaking about the latest alternative fuel and environmental innovations available to temperature controlled vehicle operators.”