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Grays Truck & Van expands Iveco responsibility

26th April 2010 Print

Guildford-based Grays Truck & Van is extending its Iveco franchise into West London with the opening of a new Iveco sales and service dealership in the Heathrow area today, 26 April 2010.

The expansion builds on Grays’ 24 year relationship with Iveco, during which time it has established itself as a major dealer responsible for one of the most densely populated areas of the UK.  It sees Grays Truck & Van take responsibility for the franchise previously operated by Dagenham Motors at Hayes.  Dagenham Motors will now focus its activities on its main Iveco dealership in Barking, supported by a satellite operation in Chelmsford. Dagenham Motors will offer a full sales and aftersales service throughout its DAR (dealer area of reference) which covers Essex and the Suffolk borders.

Grays Truck & Van’s new facility in Heathrow represents investment of approximately £2 million and will ensure Iveco operators continue to enjoy the highest standards of main dealer support in the home counties.  The new dealership incorporates a 12,000 sq ft workshop assembled in a herringbone formation, incorporating 15 drive-through work bays capable of maintaining in excess of 2,000 vehicles on a six-weekly maintenance cycle.  It also includes hard-standing ground for storing approximately 50 commercial vehicles on-site.

The Heathrow dealership will offer repair and maintenance for all vehicle models from small vans to maximum weight tractor units, along with Class 7 MOTs, brake testing facilities and 24 hour roadside assistance.  Its parts store will also stock around £500,000 of genuine Iveco and all-makes parts.

It will mark the fifth Iveco dealership to be opened by Grays Truck & Van, which includes two separate facilities in Guildford, one in Reading and what is believed to be the largest commercial vehicle workshop inside the M25, in Croydon.  Grays Truck & Van are also supported by M&M Commercials in Abingdon, which acts as an authorised Iveco service dealer.  EW Smith in High Wycombe also takes on an Iveco service franchise through Grays Truck & Van, commencing on 26 April 2010.

The new dealership details are:

Grays Truck & Van (Heathrow)
Unit 12
Waterway Park
Rigby Lane / Swallowfield Way

Both Dagenham Motors and Grays Truck & Van are key business partners in Iveco’s dealer restructuring programme, which commenced in 2008.