A dealer in insurance salvage and repairable vehicles is planning to double the size of its base.
North-East Motor Salvage, which was established as a family-run scrapyard in 1979, has bought a 14-acre site in Peterlee, County Durham, which adjoins its existing 12-acre base.
The expansion will also create jobs to add to its workforce of 40, and boost revenue through its increased capacity.
The company has grown strongly over the past few years, having expanded its sales into Europe and adding insurance companies, including Direct Line and Churchill, to its portfolio.
Founder and Director Alan Usher told the Northern Echo: “The purchase of additional land is a direct result of the company’s growth during the last few years and it has been difficult to sustain this at our existing base.”