TruckEast has begun operating a vehicle maintenance unit (VMU) at the Co-op distribution centre in Wellingborough.
A team of dedicated technicians from the Scania dealer is responsible for all vehicle maintenance, inspections and MOT preparation including trailers and tail-lifts at the site on the Park Farm Industrial Estate. The addition of the VMU has created eight new jobs and there is the potential for more as the business expands, with the facility expected to eventually manage 160 trucks and trailers.
TruckEast Regional Aftersales Director – West, Graham Broughton said: “The addition of the VMU has created eight new jobs with the potential for more as the business expands. We’re already a large business in Northamptonshire’s logistics sector, employing 191 staff throughout the county.
“So being able to create more opportunities for the sector that contributes to just shy of 10% of the counties employment is fantastic for the local area. Not only with the Co-op VMU, but also at our latest acquisition of ST Fleet in Northampton, where we’re recruiting for further staff.”