The site at Chipping Warden is part of a ‘hub and spoke’ concept that will see further developments to provide more services for fleet customers at more outlets in the UK.
Roger Woodward, managing director of Cars Direct says: “The site is an old airfield, operated by logistics company Walon. It’s a superb facility with massive scope for expansion. This move means we will make substantial cost savings on car collections, one of our biggest expenses.”
The operation will provide a range of services including refurbishment, mechanical repairs and valeting, as well as storage and distribution. The company also has space for 1,000 cars and vans at its headquarters in Corby.
Cars Direct says development of the ‘hub and spoke’ concept has been driven by the growth in business in the past 12 months. Woodward says: “This has been a great year for us and 2006 is shaping up to be very big. We are in discussions with several new major clients.”