Copart UK, the salvage company and online vehicle remarketing specialists working with most of the UK’s top 25 insurers, today announces a major expansion of its loader fleet to meet growing demand.
The business, which moves more than 30,000 vehicles per month and has the largest UK market share in the sector, has already ordered 42 JCB loaders in readiness for winter 2020. They’re now planning to double this number to support further customer demand into 2020.
The loaders, which move customer vehicles across Copart’s vast UK storage centres, will be delivered by Watling JCB Limited, one of the largest JCB sole franchises in the world and specialists in construction and industrial machinery.
This expansion of the loader fleet complements Copart’s investment earlier this year in 150 new DAF and Volvo multi-car transporters, to pick up, deliver and move their customers’ vehicles, bringing Copart’s total owned UK-wide logistics fleet to more than 400 – the biggest single salvage fleet in the country.
Phil Briggs, Copart’s Director of Operations Centres, Transport & Engineering said: “Even during these unprecedented times we are focused on driving the business forward, and our vehicle fleet is key to that ambition.
“This significant investment in new JCB loaders will not only enable us to handle increasing volumes of vehicles as we head into our customers’ busy winter period but will also support both their and our future needs as we bring online new Operations Centres.”
Richard Barker, Sales Manager – Heavyline, Waste & Recycling at Watling JCB Ltd, added: “The recent orders from Copart are a welcome sign of a strong company investing for the long term.