Econ spreads out with Cardiff hub
Econ Engineering has invested GBP2.1m into a new service hub and parts distribution centre in Cardiff.
The hub, in an industrial park on Brindley Road, will support customers from Wales to South Birmingham and down to Cornwall. It will undertake one-off services, as well as scheduled maintenance tasks, for the Econ product range.
It will also act as a parts distribution centre, enabling customers in close proximity to benefit when vehicle fleets need servicing, allowing Econ to ensure it maintains its service standards as the company expands. The 7,410 square foot site includes an office and parts warehouse and will initially employ six specialist staff, who will run and manage its service pits for any Econ vehicle maintenance work carried out in situ. Jonathan Lupton, Econ’s director of operations, said: ‘We are delighted to have invested in this new site in Wales, which will help us deliver an even better service to customers in Wales and the South West.
‘With many customers located within this patch, servicing trucks from this new hub and having a hire fleet in situ, will bring significant benefits to them. Its location is perfect for us. It has great transport links and is large enough to support our operation as we expand.’
The hub will also provide a base for the mobile service engineers, who already provide a 24/7 breakdown and repair service for all Econ’s Contract Maintenance and Contract Hire customers. It will also allow customers who are not covered by one of these agreements, access to expert Econ Engineers for repair, maintenance, spreader calibrations, services and repairs for all their Econ product range. Econ said the site, which previously housed a truck rental business, has been chosen for its transport links.
Being near the local bypass will enable swift access to the growing number of Econ customers who will benefit from localised service and repairs.