Newark expansion for RH Commercial Vehicles
Independent Renault Trucks distributor RH Commercial Vehicles has announced plans to open a fifth site, strategically located in north Nottinghamshire. The new 20,000 ft2 site is located on the A1 (at Tuxford) near Newark and will be operational in late April. It is an existing facility that includes an 8,000 ft2 workshop with three high bays.
RHCV is investing in additional customer and staff amenities at the site. Once completed, the new workshop will be equipped with the parts management systems including a vertical storage R-Mag carousel like those at its Nottingham site. RHCV managing director Nigel Baxter said: “The opening of this new site will allow us to better service our existing customer base in the Newark area, as well as enabling us to extend our support north towards Ollerton, Retford and Worksop.
These are parts of North Nottinghamshire where we have been unhappy with our coverage in the past.” Eight new roles will be created initially, with many more over time. RHCV is already recruiting for all its existing locations to fill newly created vacancies.
Chris Turner, who currently manages RHCV’s warranty and contracts processes, will be promoted to dealer point manager at the new Newark dealership.
Founded in 1977, the dealer has four existing sites across the East Midlands and employs 140 staff. Over the past three years, RHCV has expanded into Northamptonshire with a new site, broadened its offer with Isuzu, opened a brand new GBP3.5m facility in Nottingham and invested GBP70,000 in its Leicester site.