Scania dealer group TruckEast is to invest more than £5 million in a new purpose-built dealership in Suffolk.
The business has been granted planning permission for the 3.7-acre site, which will also include its relocated head office, off junction 47a on the A14 and just five miles from its current location in Stowmarket.
Martyn Clipston, group aftersales director at TruckEast, said: “Stowmarket is one of the oldest servicing Scania branches in the UK and for TruckEast it was the original branch – it seems fitting that now it will be our first purpose-built site.
“This investment of just over £5m reflects our future commitment to our customers and the Scania brand, where the new dealership will enable us to take our service to the next level.”
The new development will offer all-makes servicing, repairs and maintenance, alongside a comprehensive bodyshop which will be housed in eight 30-metre bays.
Designed in accordance with Scania’s global dealership principals, the facilities will include an ATF lane, parts department, offices, staff welfare, meeting rooms and extensive secure parking.
The premises will have a full environmental plan in place to maximise future sustainabilty
TruckEast currently has 13 dealer points and also provides aftersales support for all makes of HGV, passenger vehicles, vans and agricultural and industrial vehicles.