Renault truck dealer RH Commercial investing £3.5m in Notts site

A Renault truck dealer is investing GBP3.5 million opening its fifth Midlands site. RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) is opening a 20,000 sq ft site on the A1 at Tuxford, near Newark, in late April. The business said eight new roles will initially be created, with more over time.

The new branch is on the site of an existing facility with an 8,000 sq ft workshop and three bays. It is investing in additional customer and staff amenities at the site. RHCV sells, leases, services and repairs heavy and light commercial vehicles across the East Midlands and employs 140 staff.

The business was founded in 1977 and has been a Renault Trucks dealer since 1986. It already has sites in Nottingham. Alfreton, Leicester and Northampton.

The Leicester branch recently underwent a GBP70,000 investment and the company recently added Isuzu to its Northampton site. RHCV managing director Nigel Baxter said: “Despite the continuing challenges on our health, our health services and the economy we’re delighted to share this good news. “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, this new facility will allow us to give a first-class service to existing Renault Trucks operators, and of course open up opportunities for new business in this area. “We have been looking for an appropriate site in this area for the past few years. “Now that we have a suitable location, we now have fantastic network coverage, strategically located along the M1 corridor, with Cossington also covering the A46 trunk road close to Leicester, and now this new site covering the A1, and of course also the A46.”

RHCV is currently recruiting for all its locations, while Chris Turner, who manages RHCV’s warranty and contracts processes, is being promoted to dealer point manager to manage the new Newark dealership. Mr Baxter said: “As I have stated on a number of occasions, we see a very bright future for the UK economy despite the impact of the third lockdown, but with the roll out of the vaccine programme we feel very positive about British manufacturing, construction and wider business investment. “Alongside the continued evolvement of the Renault Trucks brand and product range we are certain that we will continue to grow our market share.”

Carlos Rodrigues, Renault Trucks UK & Ireland managing director, said: “As a high performing dealer, RHCV’s trademark professionalism and exceptional customer focus will ensure the success of its fifth site, driving brand awareness, growth and accessibility to further strengthen Renault Trucks’ network coverage across North Nottinghamshire.”