TrustFord has opened its new Fleet Distribution Centre in Warwickshire, tripling the size of the Long Marston site.
The facility was acquired two years ago and is now the biggest dedicated Ford dealer Logistics centre nationally. It will serve as a national fleet hub and will handle all fleet logistics requirements from vehicle storage, preparation and onward delivery to customers.
More than 30,000 vehicles are expected to pass through the site each year, including 3,000 used commercial vehicles for onward sale.
To identify and locate the 7,000 vehicles which can be stored at the 22-acre site, TrustFord invested in a GPS system which locates each vehicle within a three metre radius.
There are dedicated areas for vehicle modifications from sign writing to ply lining and a smart repair and bodyshop facility on site. Any fleet vehicles that have completed their contract will be refurbished and prepared for sale at the site.
Steve Hood, CEO and chairman of TrustFord, said: “This investment gives us the scale and resources to meet our fleet customers’ needs today and into the future. We treat Fleet sales as a business priority and this investment gives us dedicated IT systems, dedicated vehicle storage & preparation facilities plus bodyshop and repair capacity to ensure we are best placed to meet our Fleet customer needs in the UK."