DIG: Chris Mansell at £2m development site
Northside Truck & Van are a step closer to their new £2million Immingham dealership after beginning construction on the site.
Commercial vehicle operators should be able to enjoy the new Mercedes-Benz facility –based on Kiln Lane, Stallingborough – in December.
It will provide jobs for 30 people, all of whom will transfer from the dealer’s current, temporary base in North Killingholme.
Staff at the new facility will retail new and approved used trucks and vans from the Mercedes-Benz range.
The site will also exhibit Fuso Canter light trucks, which are also sold and supported through the German manufacturer’s UK dealer network.
Customers will benefit from a comfortable and welcoming reception area, while the state-of-the-art ten-bay workshop will remain open into the night.
It will have a VOSA-approved Authorised Testing Facility for trucks, and separate MOT testing stations for vehicles in the Class 4, 5 and 7 categories.
Another bay will be equipped to full ‘Pet Reg’ safety standards, while there will also be a parts department offering over-the-counter sales and tachograph fitting.
Chris Mansell, General Manager for Northside’s Immingham operation, said: “We’ve been searching for the right site for a new, purpose-designed dealership since we moved into this area.
“The fact that construction work is now underway is great news, not only for local operators but also for our hard-working staff.
“It demonstrates the level of effort, commitment and investment Northside is making to provide truck and van customers across this important area with the exacting levels of service for which Mercedes-Benz is renowned.”
Northside Truck & Van have represented Mercedes-Benz in West and South Yorkshire since the 1970s.
Last year, the manufacturer rewarded the dealer for its customer-focused success by greatly extending its area of responsibility to include North Lincolnshire, and East and North Yorkshire.
Since then Northside have opened a new facility in York and undertook an extensive refurbishment programme at their dealership in Hull.