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Scania to open ‘drive through’ dealership in Maidstone

Mar 17, 2015
Maidstone is now set to become home to the first of a new generation of purpose-built drive-through Scania dealerships.

The site, situated on the A229 just off junction 6 of the M20, will provide an extensive range of services for truck operators in the South East, including commercial traffic entering and leaving the UK by way of the Kent ports and the Channel Tunnel. Importantly, the planning consent allows free movement of vehicles at all times, thus enabling 24-hour operation.

Adrian Inscoe, Regional Executive Director for Scania's South East region commented: "In designing the premises, we have worked in close conjunction with our Swedish colleagues and our property developer, the Gallagher Group, which will also be constructing the facility.  We are now very much looking forward to commencing the building work and then going on to deliver the very best possible service to all transport operators in the South East."

Scheduled to open in January 2016, the new Scania Maidstone premises will feature five drive-through workshop bays and a DVSA Authorised Testing Facility (ATF) lane.  A full Scania parts service, including parts for all makes, trailers and ancillary components will be offered as the site will house both new and used truck sales operations and a location for Scania Truck Rental.  

The project is based upon a model developed in collaboration with Scania Sweden. Building work is now underway following the granting of planning consent last December.

Photos: An artist's impression of the proposed dealership.

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