The launch of Motus Truck & Van marks the completion of a process begun seven years ago, by formally bringing together as a single, unified business, two long-established and highly successful Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle dealers.
Orwell Truck & Van served customers from two facilities in Ipswich, and others in Colchester, Newmarket and Norwich, while S & B Commercials did so from its branches in Hatfield, Stansted, Thurrock and Welham Green.
Following the transition completed on 24 August, the newly-merged and rebranded company is now trading from all nine of these sites, as well as the vehicle maintenance units it operates at various fleet customer locations.
Reflecting its growth ambitions, Motus Truck & Van is also looking forward to the opening before the end of this year of the state-of-the-art truck and van aftersales centre now under construction on a three-acre site alongside the A12 trunk road, in the Essex town of Witham. This flagship development represents an investment of nearly £4 million.
Motus Truck & Van is part of the South African-owned Motus Group (UK), a multi-franchise automotive business with 78 outlets nationwide. The new dealer has inherited a combined workforce of more than 400 highly motivated employees. They are led by managing director Lee Seward, who has held the position with the two former businesses since November 2019.