Tamworth truck and van workshop is the new jewel in Sapphire’s crown29 June 2021

Independent commercial vehicle repairer Sapphire Vehicle Services has taken the wraps off the first in a planned national network of all-makes truck and van depots.

Located right by the M42 and A5 arteries, the Tamworth site marks the initial step in a push for more business. Other facilities are already under development and due to open soon.

Sapphire Vehicle Services already looks after the fleets of some of the best-known names in the supermarket sector. The company maintains upwards of 28,000 trucks and vans for its clients in dedicated vehicle maintenance units across the country.

The new Tamworth site boasts eight bays, equipped with pits and lifts – one is purpose-built to house an indoor truck wash – as well as a parts store, offices, and comfortable driver waiting area. Crucially, the site also offers ample turning space and enough room to park at least 50 trucks.

With a staff of 14 qualified technicians, led by manager Ian Evans and supported by workshop controller Chris Small and service administrator Leigh Darrock, the facility is already taking in business. Following an official launch on 1 July, it will open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year.

Says Ian Evans: “We’ve invested a huge amount in setting up this site. The building has been fully refurbished and is now kitted out with diagnostic equipment and tooling for all leading vehicle brands. We carry a stock of genuine OEM parts, and both the workshop and our pair of fully equipped mobile roadside assistance vans operate around the clock.”

As well as inspection, maintenance and repair of all trucks, vans and trailers the Tamworth facility offers bodyshop facilities, MoT preparation, and has technicians specifically trained to work on electric vehicles.

Through its parent company, Northern Ireland-based Ballyvesey Holdings, Sapphire can also provide customers with vehicles on contract hire, lease or spot rental, as well as full fleet management and vehicle disposal services.

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