Following a steady period of growth, Anchor Vans, the UK’s largest independent commercial vehicle dealer has expanded their main dealership on the A4 at Padworth, just outside of Reading.
On 15 August, Anchor Vans acquired the 2 acre site adjacent to their existing Padworth site, previously owned by The Caravan Company. Work on the new site is anticipated to begin later this year and the land will be a welcome addition to the busy A4 business which is running at full capacity.
Taking the site up to 5 acres, the new space will provide a permanent location for the valeting department, an area for transporters to unload away from the busy main road and more room for stock.
Now approaching its fourth decade in the business, the Berkshire-based company runs sites at three separate locations. Behind Anchor Vans’ success lies a 60-strong team who work hard to deliver a remarkable average of 50 vehicles per week.
This announcement swiftly follows planning approval for renovations to the company’s third site along the A4 in Midgham, where the business will be making changes including the installation of a new glass-fronted showroom and additional MOT bay. This will improve the appearance of the current building and reduce the need for vehicles to be transported between sites.