Vehicle remarketing company Copart UK to expand Fenland site
Leading vehicle salvage and online auction firm Copart UK has announced plans to expand its Wisbech operation centre as part of the company’s ongoing growth programme to meet increased customer demand.
The Wisbech site, located in New Bridge Lane, is one of Copart’s 15 vehicle storage and processing centre sites around the UK. The sites handle vehicles collected by Copart for customers including most of the UK’s biggest insurers, for salvage and remarketing via global online auction.
Expansion of the Wisbech site from 16 to 21 acres is the latest step in Copart’s extensive re- investment strategy, which combines a programme of land acquisition with continuous improvement at existing sites and reinvestment in transport, services, and technology.
The expansion will increase overall vehicle storage capacity at Wisbech, where Copart employs 25 people, by over a third (35 per cent).
Phil Briggs, Copart UK’s director of operation centres, transport and engineering, said the Wisbech expansion would strengthen their storage capacity in the east of England.
“Annually, this expansion will provide storage for just under 7,000 additional vehicles at our Wisbech operation centre and will enable us to continue providing our industry leading services,” he said.
Jane Pocock, managing director of Copart UK and Ireland, said: “We’re delighted to start the year on a positive note, with this investment into the extension and improvement of our Wisbech operation centre.
“Our ambitious growth programme is set to go from strength to strength this year, as we continue our investment into land, technology and unrivalled operational capabilities.”
Subject to all relevant planning permissions, Copart expects the additional five acres at Wisbech to be operational by spring this year.