Barloworld Handling has opened a National Used Equipment Reception Centre in Tamworth, Staffordshire.
The 62,000 sq ft premises, now the largest in Barloworld’s portfolio in the UK, will be a central hub for all equipment finishing long-term rental contracts. It will be used for receipt and storage of used equipment which will be assessed, and then redistributed for re-sale, hire, or if necessary, disposal.
Barloworld can store all of its ex-rental equipment in one central location giving it much greater access and control of its assets. Tamworth, being close to the M42, M6 and M1 Motorways is extremely well placed for all major road links. The centre is large enough that all trucks will be stored undercover thereby protecting equipment from further deterioration.
Mark Ward, UK commercial asset manager for Barloworld said: “This investment will further improve our logistics efficiency and truck movements so that we are even more responsive to customer needs.”