An approved dealer of Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles has formally opened a new £2.2 million facility near Boston.
The new dealership of Intercounty Truck and Van, is based at a three-acre site at Old Station Yard, in Station Road, Sutterton.
Intercounty sells and supports the award-winning Mercedes-Benz truck and van ranges, along with FUSO Canter light trucks.
At the heart of the facility is a comprehensively equipped workshop which is open around-the-clock, seven-days-a-week, and supported by a fully stocked parts department.
An Authorised Testing Facility is now being used by inspectors from the Driver and Vehicle Services Agency to carry out truck MoT tests, while other after-sales services include van MoTs, tachograph and speed limiter installations and calibrations, and chassis pressure washing.
The new facility is also the base for Intercounty’s first dedicated used truck centre – pre-owned vehicles offered for sale are on display at the entrance to the site, so highly visible to passing traffic.
The dealership’s opening marks the fulfilment of a long-held dream for depot manager Paul Slater and his 30-strong team, who were struggling for space at their previous home on the Riverside Industrial Estate, in Boston.
The firm is now looking to recruit additional members of staff to handle the anticipated increase in business volumes.
The facility was launched last Wednesday, with scores of established and prospective customers attending, along with senior representatives of Mercedes-Benz UK.
“We had a fantastic day and the feedback from operators was hugely encouraging,” said dealer principal Steve Shakespeare.
Mercedes-Benz Trucks MD Mike Belk said: “In terms of visibility and presence, as well as capability, this is exactly the kind of landmark facility that we are encouraging our Dealer partners to develop.”