HBC Vehicle Services has further expanded our specialist salvage auction operations with the opening of a new site near Doncaster.
The 21.2 acre site is located in the village of Sandtoft, Lincolnshire, on the site of a former RAF base. This is our third new site to be opened this year following the addition of Newbury and Stafford, which brings national coverage to 14 locations.
The Sandtoft site adds significant extra capacity with space for up to 3,200 vehicles and further consolidates the business’ geographical locations across the East of England with sites in Teeside, Nottingham and Canvey Island.
Sandtoft will be used to process and store vehicles with the company already creating seven new full-time jobs, a figure which will grow to around 20 staff to facilitate the planned growth in vehicle volumes.
Steve Hankins, operations and business development director, said: “The addition of Sandtoft, one of our biggest sites, is strategically important for HBC as it enables us to offer significantly more capacity to insurance companies.
“Following the additions of Newbury and Stafford, earlier this year, the opening of Sandtoft is a further demonstration of our 2020 strategy showing our ambitious plans to grow the business.
“There are more geographical gaps to fill and we will continue to look at further opportunities.”
Hankins confirmed that Newbury and Stafford are now fully operational and have already added significant capacity to the network, with Newbury also playing a key role in reducing logistics as vehicles previously sourced in the South West and South Wales were transported to our base in Canvey Island, Essex.