South West-based Volvo trucks dealership, Stuarts Truck & Bus has opened a new Dealerpoint near Roche in Cornwall. The recently redeveloped seven-acre site is adjacent to the main A30 expressway at Victoria Business Park and represents a six-figure investment for the company, which covers the entire Devon and Cornwall peninsula with their other established Volvo Dealerpoints in Exeter and Plymouth.
Stuarts Truck & Bus opened the Victoria Dealerpoint on 16th October 2017 when its former site in Redruth was closed. The new facility offers greatly increased space and includes an eight bay, drive-through workshop neighbouring a fully stocked parts department. An integral office block contains both the workshop and parts reception desks, in addition to a driver waiting area and welfare facilities. Justin Fisher and Martin Williams, Sales Directors at Stuarts Truck & Bus, will provide new and used Volvo truck sales for the area.
"Our new Victoria site strengthens our commitment to existing and new Volvo truck and bus customers in Cornwall," reports Ryan Stuart, Operations Director at Stuarts Truck & Bus, adding "We are scheduled to have an Authorised Testing facility (MOT) bay open soon and the feedback from the local community has been extremely positive. People are pleased to see investment in the Cornish economy."
Depot manager, Chris Knowd heads up the team at Victoria Dealerpoint, which offers a full Volvo service facility that includes a tachograph centre, Volvo Action Service 24-hour breakdown cover and pre-MOT checking, including roller brake testing. The well-equipped workshop also includes two full length inspection pits and vehicle hoists.
"The new Victoria Dealerpoint offers us a much increased capacity in addition to a more convenient location. Most of our customer base will literally pass the door when using the A30. At present our opening hours are day-shift based, but our intention is to move to 7am to 11pm, Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings as soon as possible," declares Ryan Stuart.
in 2004 Stuarts took over the Volvo Dealerships at Saltash and Redruth followed by the start of new and used Volvo truck sales in 2013, after decades of operating a service and repair franchise.
"Those additional properties and the start of truck sales really changed the way we did business," recalls Ryan Stuart. "We are now pushing towards 30 per cent market share for Volvo Trucks in Devon and Cornwall and our goal is continue and grow our position as the strongest truck dealership representation in South West England."