We have seen a great start to the year with the highlights being West Bromwich (all areas), Coventry (an incredible start – £16K ahead of budget), Droitwich, Tamworth, Cheltenham, Kingswinford & Kwiksave all started well.
New & used vehicle sales have also had a fantastic start smashing the budget! Our driver contracts are also performing well (£7K ahead of budget year to date). And last, but by no means least, the accounts department (often not recognised) is doing a sterling job. Our debt collection is better than ever & the purchase ledger team are doing the business very efficiently.
Other news – I am pleased to announce that we are opening the doors of the new Rugby venture located on Glebe Farm Industrial Estate, only 5 minutes from junction 1 of the M6. In this strategic position we will be able to develop the clients in the surrounding area. Steve Parker, who joins us together with Stuart Stanley from the City Trucks operation in the same premises, will run this new depot on a day-to-day basis reporting to Les Heritage. It is my intention to run the depot as a fully franchised site & take advantage of the massive parts & service potential in this rapidly expanding area. The depot is only 6 miles from my house so I am sure that Steve will ensure that the site is always very clean & tidy!
The Cheltenham depot have a vacancy for two late-shift technicians & an LGV class 1 collection & delivery driver & a morning cleaner. See the recruitment page for more details of how to apply.
The Esso depot are looking for two skilled LGV technicians – must be prepared to work flexible shifts until 10pm. ADR training is advantageous but not essential – LGV Class 1 is desirable. See the recruitment page for more details of how to apply.
Keltruck Tamworth are centralizing parts logistics. Headed up by Nigel Bennett, Regional Parts Supervisor, Coventry area parts customers are now being looked after by the Tamworth depot.
WEST BROMWICH DEPOT
The West Bromwich depot’s recovery vehicle has recently had a hydraulic winch & donkey engine fitted which vastly improves recovery ability. The recovery vehicle can now carry out most of Keltruck’s recovery requirements & it is anticipated that all Keltruck depots will take advantage of the in-house recovery facility.
ACCIDENT REPAIR CENTRE
The accident repair centre have recently invested £20,000 in a new Josam chassis alignment track. A second Josam cab jig has also been purchased which will increase efficiency on repairs enabling us to increase our cab stock.