JCT600 expands in Chesterfield

The management and administration team at JCT600’s Pre Delivery Inspection (PDI) Centre for fleet with (front left) Neill Richards, fleet sales director, and Gavin Dawes, head of Audi fleet

JCT600 has created a new Pre Delivery Inspection (PDI) centre in Chesterfield which will serve the Audi and Mercedes-Benz brands within its fleet division.

Formerly the site of Volkswagen Chesterfield, the centre features a 600 car outdoor stock holding capacity. It also has designated indoor wet and dry valet bay facilities to work on ten cars at a time as well as two indoor handover areas able to accommodate 25 cars daily.

On Sheepbridge Industrial Estate, the centre will enable the specialist PDI technical team to prepare around 3,500 vehicles a year. The operation incorporates a ‘SMART’ 48-hour delivery turnaround process and a dedicated indoor handover/onward delivery facility for JCT600’s fleet division.

“By creating a centralised pre-delivery inspection and car preparation facility in Chesterfield, the fleet operation has gained its own dedicated centre for Audi and Mercedes-Benz with the capacity to prepare around 3,500 fleet vehicles,” said Neill Richards, JCT600’s group fleet sales director.

He added: “With additional space, the latest equipment and a trained 28-strong team dedicated to preparing fleet vehicles, the new facility enables us to very quickly process and turn around vehicles, making sure they are ready for a speedy onward delivery to our customers nationwide.”

With its head office in Bradford, the JCT600 group is a family business with 50 dealerships selling brands such as Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW/MINI, Ferrari, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Vauxhall and Volkswagen. The group now employs a workforce of 2,300 people.