Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle franchisee eStar Truck and Van will open a new dealership at the Alchemy Business Park in Knowsley, Merseyside.
It has secured two units at the Element development, which is located adjacent to the A580 East Lancashire Road and just half a mile from Junction 4 of the M57.
eStar will be setting up a new dealership at Element to include workshops, as well as head office space. Element 1 (22,946 sq. ft) will be used for vans and Element 3 (45,586 sq. ft) dedicated to trucks. Element 2 is currently occupied by a global online retailer.
Sid Sadique, chairman at eStar, said: “We’re pleased to announce this latest investment in the eStar journey, establishing the business as the leading Mercedes-Benz truck and van dealer in the country.
“The team, led by Steve Bridge the managing director, are setting new standards of customer service, and the new footprint at Knowsley will be the first of its kind in Europe.
“The new development, which is expected to launch towards the end of the year, will be housing separate van and truck workshops, providing customer experience and service of the highest standard.”
As it establishes its new North West dealership at Element, eStar is leading the switch from diesel to electric powered commercial vehicles such as the fully electric, zero-emission Mercedes-Benz eVito and eSprinter vans.
Joe Burnett, development director at Network Space, added: “Alchemy Business Park is fast becoming one of the North West’s premier employment sites. This significant letting means that Element is now 100% occupied and eStar is an exciting business that will bring a wealth of job and inward investment opportunities to the region.
“We are delighted that the deal has been agreed on both units with a business that will help to strengthen the North West’s growing reputation as a green industry hub.”
Element was delivered in partnership with Knowsley Council and Liverpool City Region.