Leading East Midlands independent Renault Trucks distributor RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) continues its expansion plans with the announcment that  it is opening a new fifth site, strategically located in North Nottinghamshire.

Award-winning Renault Trucks dealer RHCV (founded in 1977) has four existing sites across the East Midlands – Nottingham. Alfreton. Leicester and Northampton.

In recent year RHCV has broadened its offer with Isuzu at its Northampton site, opened a brand new £3.5m facility in Nottingham and invested £70,000 in its Leicester site.

The new 20,000 ft site is located on the A1 (at Tuxford) near Newark and will be operational in late April.  It is an existing facility, constructed to a very high standard and includes an 8,000 sq ft workshop with three high bays. RHCV is investing in additional customer and staff amenities at the site.  Once completed the new workshop will be fully equipped with the latest parts management systems including a ‘vertical storage R-Mag carousel’ like those at its Nottingham site.

Nigel Baxter, Managing Director at RHCV comments: “Despite the continuing challenges on our health, our health services and the economy we’re delighted to share this good news.

“The opening of this new site will allow us to better service our existing customer base in the Newark area, as well as enabling us to extend our support north towards Ollerton, Retford and Worksop.  These are parts of North Nottinghamshire where we have been unhappy with our coverage in the past, this new facility will allow us to give a first-class service to existing Renault Trucks operators, and of course open up opportunities for new business in this area.”

“We have been looking for an appropriate site in this area for the past few years. Now that we have a suitable location, we now have fantastic network coverage, strategically located along the M1 corridor, with Cossington also covering the A46 trunk road close to Leicester, and now this new site covering the A1, and of course also the A46.”

Eight new roles will be created initially, with many more over time.  RHCV is already recruiting for all its existing locations to fill newly created vacancies.  Chris Turner, who currently manages RHCV’s warranty and contracts processes, will be promoted to Dealer Point Manager to manage the new Newark dealership.

Nigel added “As I have stated on a number of occasions, we see a very bright future for the UK economy despite the impact of the third lockdown, but with the roll out of the vaccine programme we feel very positive about British manufacturing, construction and wider business investment. Alongside the continued evolvement of the Renault Trucks brand and product range we are certain that we will continue to grow our market share.”

Carlos Rodrigues, Managing Director, Renault Trucks UK & Ireland, says: “As a high performing dealer, RHCV’s trademark professionalism and exceptional customer focus will ensure the success of its fifth site, driving brand awareness, growth and accessibility to further strengthen Renault Trucks’ network coverage across North Nottinghamshire.”

RHCV has been selling, leasing, servicing and repairing heavy (HGV) and light commercial (LCV) vehicles across the East Midlands for four decades and employs 140 staff.