City West Commercials reveals growth plans for Exeter depot

Joe Caseley

City West Commercials, the first dedicated Mercedes-Benz truck sales and truck and van aftersales dealer in the UK, has revealed exciting growth plans for its Exeter depot.

Having opened a new service centre for vans and trucks at the Greendale Business Park at Woodbury Salterton in May 2018, the company has announced that it will be adding a new MOT bay to its existing nine-bay workshop by the end of March.  The MOT bay will provide tests for 4, 5 and Class 7 light commercial vehicles.

City West Commercials will also be adding five new recruits to its team, which is currently 27-strong, in response to growing demand.  New recruits will include three technicians, a Parts advisor and an administrator.

Committed to investing in young people within the industry through its prestigious Mercedes-Benz three-year apprenticeship scheme, City West Commercials is also currently supporting one apprentice and will be offering a further apprenticeship in September.

Talking about the growth of the depot, Joe Casley, Exeter Depot Manager for City West Commercials, commented: “We are wholly committed to building an effective and efficient infrastructure to ensure that we exceed the demands of vehicle operators throughout Devon and beyond by being here when they need us to be. Adding the MOT bay to our offering will further cement our reputation in the area for providing everything under one roof – a high quality service for vans and trucks, no matter whether they are badged Mercedes-Benz or other makes.  Our offering also includes Service To You and Road Assistance to ensure businesses keep on the move and maximise uptime.”

“Furthermore, investing in our growing team is something that is of great importance to us – especially given our Service and Parts offering at the depot. We’re delighted to have a part to play as a local employer, as well as help young people through our apprentice scheme.”

Joe added: “Client feedback has shown that they really like the convenient and accessible location of our depot, coupled with the fact that our site is spacious – meaning it is easier to manoeuvre and park vehicles. Many of our customers are also based on Greendale Business Park, but we also can support those who are passing thanks to easy access to the M5 from Junction 30.”

City West Commercial’s Exeter service centre sits on a 1.8-acre site, offering ample room for even the longest tractor and trailer combinations. The comprehensively equipped, drive-through workshop features two 18-metre pits as well as ramps, while the building also incorporates a well-stocked Parts department, a welcoming reception with refreshments, and offices. The workshop is open from 6am until 11pm on weekdays, and from 8am until 1pm on Saturdays.

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