New workshop and in-house service for Bell Equipment
Published: 01 April, 2016
Bell Equipment UK has opened a new service and maintenance centre on the same industrial park as its UK base in Burton-on-Trent.
At the same time, the company has brought its service back in-house covering England and Wales, leaving United Plant Services to continue to support Bell machines in Scotland's central belt.
The new facility boasts four workshop bays for machine repairs and refurbishment, along with a 15,000sq ft yard to house its articulated dump trucks and wheeled loaders before dispatch.
Managing director Nick Learoyd said: ‘We have seen unprecedented growth over the past year, as our customers seek to renew their fleets in anticipation of increased work in quarrying and construction.
‘During the recession, it was understandable that companies made-do with existing plant and equipment but the greater confidence we are seeing now means that orders are at an all-time high.
‘Seeking additional space was essential; at the same time, with more Bell ADTs and wheeled loaders in the field, it made sense to make a statement of intent about our customer focus by bringing our service and support in-house, for England and Wales.
‘UPS has done a great job for us and will continue to offer secondary support during periods of high demand. Nonetheless, the time is right for Bell to employ a team of engineers directly, operating from a dedicated base.'