SHB has opened its largest depot in the UK as part of the vehicle hire and management company’s expansion programme which has seen the business grow both organically and through acquisition.
The new site on the Ashville Trading Estate in Gloucester stands at five acres and is almost double the size of SHB’s previous Gloucester depot.
The SHB teams based in Gloucester have now completed the move into the new site, which has undergone an extensive fit out that has seen separate LCV and HGV spray booths installed along with the maintenance bays and equipment to service LCVs and HGVs.
Rick Taylor, operations director at SHB, said: “Our business expansion programme is fully customer oriented, and over the past couple of years we have expanded the facilities at a number of our depots across the UK.
"The purchase of the Gloucester site is a prime example of our desire as a business to continually grow to meet customer demands and minimise one of the biggest issue that fleet operators face, which is vehicle downtime.
"Now that the new site is operational, customers have already been able to benefit from a reduction in downtime on areas such as maintenance, body repairs, and vehicle refurbishment with the capability to almost double the workload from the previous site”.