Leading commercial vehicle company Marshall Fleet Solutions has announced that, as part of its continued investment and growth strategy, the company is to invest in a brand new, multi-million pound, 26,000 m² purpose-built flagship depot that will be centrally located in Tamworth in the Midlands.
This multi-purpose new build facility in Tamworth, which will be due for completion by January 2022, is located approximately 300 metres from the main M42/A5 motorway junction, putting it at the centre of the Midlands logistics industry hub. The state-of-the-art new Depot will incorporate design and operations facilities to meet the specific requirements of the Marshall growth plans nationally for both Thermo King Transport Refrigeration and Tail Lift 24/7/356 service facilities.
“This latest supersite investment is a very important and exciting development for MFS, which, after the opening of our other brand-new depot in Avonmouth only last year, clearly demonstrates our continued long-term commitment and investment by Marshall Fleet Solutions in the UK transport and logistics industry,” said Mark Howell, managing director, Marshall Fleet Solutions, announcing details of the Tamworth depot investment plans.
The new Site will house a state-of-the-art Multi-Bay workshop, the company’s National Parts & Accessories Centre, and an executive sales suite, whilst also including design features aligned to the company’s environmental and sustainability goals.
The new facility will also be home to a dedicated Centre of Excellence, which builds upon the company’s existing industry-leading Thermo King transport refrigeration training school. Unique within the temperature-controlled industry, the new MFS Centre of Excellence will be used for all in-house training requirements for MFS covering every product and service discipline offered by the company, including transport refrigeration, tail lift and fleet management. However, in a new development for MFS, the company will also be offering external training opportunities from this site going forward.
Mark Howell continues, “This new centrally located facility in Tamworth will give us the ability to further increase capacity and ensure we support our growing customer base for many years to come. I’m delighted to say that more and more customers are now coming back to Marshalls and this facility is required to maintain increased demand as well as incorporating our new Centre of Excellence will also build upon our commitment to developing talent internally and ensuring the future of the industry.”
Marshall Fleet Solutions operates in excess of 200 mobile service engineers nationally as the longest established main sales, service and parts dealer for world-leading brand Thermo King, in addition to providing its customers with extensive tail lift installation, breakdown, service and maintenance support and national fleet management programmes.