TruckEast, an award-winning Scania dealer group, is investing over £5 million into a new purpose-built truck dealership in Suffolk.
With planning approved the project can now get underway for a flagship site that will see the privately-run business relocate its head office. The new 3.7 acre plot is ideally located for local operators right off junction 47a on the A14 and only 5 miles from the company’s current location.
The proposed new development will offer a full range of all makes servicing, repairs and maintenance alongside a comprehensive bodyshop which will be housed in eight thirty-metre bays. Designed in accordance with Scania’s global dealership principals the state-of-the-art facilities will also include an ATF lane, parts department, offices, staff welfare, meeting rooms and extensive secure parking. Being purpose-built, the premises will have a full environmental management plan in place to maximise future sustainability.
After half a century at its current location in Stowmarket, the build represents a whole new chapter for the Scania dealer group.
Group Aftersales Director, Martyn Clipston comments, “We’re really excited about this build. Stowmarket is one of the oldest serving 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 £5 million reflects out future commitment to our customers and the Scania brand, where the new dealership will enable us to take our service to the next level”.