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Hartshorne Group opens new £3m Volvo centre in Walsall

By Simon Penfold | Walsall | Business | Published:

Hartshorne has pumped £3 million into opening a used truck sales centre in Walsall, creating new jobs.

Hartshorne Group is one of the largest private vehicle dealer groups in the West Midlands and the new site is targeted at the area's haulage businesses.

Hartshorne says there is "healthy demand" for used trucks in the haulage sector, underlining the area’s strong credentials as a road transport hub.

Hartshorne Group is a subsidiary of the Hartshorne Crossroads Group, a privately owned Volvo truck and bus dealer group with a turnover of around £200 million. The group employs 750 people and operates from 20 dealer locations across The Midlands, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, including one in Kingswinford.

Ian Middleton, group sales director at Hartshorne Crossroads Group, said: “We’re proud to have a great relationships with numerous businesses in and around Walsall. This investment in our new site here represents a huge vote of our confidence in the region.

“The new sales centre will enable us to further enhance the range choice that we offer to hauliers, and I’d like to thank all our customers for their valued support.”

The Hartshorne Group Used Truck Centre is on a 1.3 acre site in Bentley Mill Way. The company has invested around £1 million in the building, with a further £2 million worth of stock. The site will initially create at least 10 new jobs.

The centre promises to offer a vast choice of high quality affordable trucks, and it also features a fully equipped workshop and body shop that is capable of making vehicle enhancements for customers. The site is located close to the Hartshorne Group’s head office.

The sales centre opened its doors to customers following a launch event attended by hauliers and haulage suppliers from across the region on Friday.

Simon Penfold

By Simon Penfold
Business Editor - @SPenfold_star

Business Editor based at the Express & Star's head office in Wolverhampton, looking for stories big & small.

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