Pendragon’s Evans Halshaw brand is to launch a brand new ten-acre distribution centre in Coventry.
The new facility will de-fleet vehicles returning from lease and prepare them for onward movement to Evans Halshaw outlets across the UK. The site also offers a substantial used car retail outlet with vehicle display for over 400 cars and extensive vehicle refurbishment workshop capacity. The distribution centre will operate at full capacity in the final quarter of the year, and is expected to handle over 25,000 vehicle de-fleets per annum.
The facility forms part of Pendragon’s strategy to build a national chain of used car outlets and this development fills the Coventry area, which was one of 40 key markets where the group had no used car sales presence. The new site has created 66 jobs for people in the local area, from entry level roles through to leadership.
Trevor Finn, Chief Executive said, “This is a huge forward step for our used car strategy and we are excited to get the Coventry distribution centre fully operational. The versatility of the site is exciting, as we can prepare thousands of cars before they are sold on in our Evans Halshaw Car Store centres. As announced in our 27 April 2017 IMS, we have made a strong start to 2017, and the distribution centre will ensure we build on the progress already made. Our interim results for the first half of 2017 will be released on 1 August 2017”.