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Junction 6 Investment

20 Jul 2015

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Maidstone is set to become home to the first of a new generation of purpose built drive-through Scania dealerships

Based upon a model developed in collaboration with Scania Sweden, the 2.5 acre site represents a total investment of £6 million in Maidstone. Building work is underway following the granting of planning consent in December last year. To be constructed to the same exacting specification as a near identical Scania location opened in Brussels recently, Scania Maidstone will be equipped with a full range of leading edge technological and environmental features. The site will initially provide employment for a total of 24 Technicians, Parts & Admin staff, a figure which is anticipated to rise significantly as the branch established itself in the area.

Situated on the A220 just off Junction 6 of the M20, the site will provide an extensive range of services for truck, bus and coach operators in the South East, including commercial traffic entering and leaving the UK by way of the Kent ports and the Channel Tunnel. Importantly, the planning consent allows free movement of vehicles at all times, therefore enabling 24-hour operation.

Scheduled to open in January 2016 the new Scania Maidstone premises will feature five drive-through workshop bays and a DVSA Authorised Testing Facility lane. A full Scania parts service, including parts for all makes, trailers and ancillary components will be offered as the site will house both new and used truck sales operations and a location for Scania Truck Rental. 

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