TrustFord has officially opened its new £700,000 PartsPlus wholesale parts operation in Glasgow – creating 30 jobs.
Aiming to support body shops and repairers in the region, the Ford wholesale parts business is the third new site opened by the AM100 group in Scotland this year.
It was officially opened today (June 14) by Stuart Foulds, chairman and chief executive of TrustFord, and the new site’s general manager, Kevin Magee.
Foulds said: “Our new PartsPlus Centre in Glasgow forms a key part of our network-wide investment in Ford of Britain’s wholesale parts initiative.
“The enhanced presence we now have here in Glasgow – in addition to our new sites in Carlisle and Aberdeen - provides us with the scale and resources to meet our customers’ parts needs in Scotland and the borders in ways we simply couldn’t before.”
TrustFord’s new PartPlus business is the fourth it has opened in the past two months, following openings in Tamworth, Carlisle, and Aberdeen.
PartsPlus Centres offer a wide range of Ford, Motorcraft and Omnicraft parts.
They also offer delivery of parts in under an hour to regular customers within a 30-minute drive of the centre.
A third TrustFord PartsPlus site is due to open in Dundee later this summer and will complete the group’s strategic coverage of the central, southern, and north east areas of Scotland, delivering over £1m of parts every month to trade and wholesale customers.
The investment in the three sites north of the border represents a total investment of over £1.5m in facilities and the creation of 54 jobs.
Magee said: “This new Parts Plus Centre will enable us to provide a truly excellent parts service to the Glasgow area and beyond. The space and capacity will allow our colleagues to deliver their very best.
“I’d like to thank colleagues who have worked hard to get the site ready to open and I look forward to working with them in the new space.”
There are currently 13 PartsPlus Centres across England, Northern Ireland and Scotland.