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Service expansion for Anchor Vans

Anchor Vans, an independent LCV dealer covering Basingstoke, Newbury and Reading, is expanding to cater for growing service business from Ford drivers.

Building is underway at its Bath Road site in Reading following growth of its Ford authorised repair franchise which it gained last year.

The expansion will add 6,000 square feet of workshop space. "We're moving the valeting department into the new building, freeing up space in the existing workshop for five additional ramps," explained Simon Joyce, sales director for Anchor Vans.

"The addition of those ramps will make a big difference to our capacity, giving an extra 45 hours a day of servicing time which is over two hundred hours a week."

"We're very pleased to be able to expand our Ford-approved servicing provision," Simon continued. "Since its launch in 2009 it's been a great success and the demand is such that we need to expand.

"Not only is it good for our customers, the expansion means that we'll need more Ford-approved service technicians, bringing more employment for local people into the Reading area. Ultimately, the success of our Ford-approved servicing and repairs is bringing skilled jobs into the local area, which is something we're proud to be able to do for our community."

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