NRG Riverside invests in new Manchester flagship depot

National hire and fleet solutions company NRG Riverside has recently opened a brand-new depot for light and heavy commercial vehicle maintenance and hire in the heart of Trafford Park.

The 15,260 sq. ft facility, located on Kestrel Road just 4 miles west of Manchester City Centre, is fully equipped with diagnostic, brake testing and service equipment to cater for all makes and models of light and heavy commercial vehicles. This will allow NRG Riverside to service and maintain its customers’ fleets, providing 24-hour workshop facilities for new and existing customers.

CEO of NRG Riverside, Darren Powell, commented: “The company has continually invested in its operations across the UK since its inception in 1996 and this new depot investment in Trafford Park, with capabilities to maintain complex fleets of all fuel systems, along with a ‘Centre of Excellence’ for training and development, will further accelerate our growth in the region. We will use this new facility to develop our people, including our apprentices, colleagues and more than 120 technicians who work at our locations across the UK.

“Over the last 12 months we have invested over £24m in a new fleet of 265 Euro 6 HGV vehicles for our flexi- hire offering, placed orders for another 300+ vehicles for contract hire and flexi-hire and secured production slots for 2024 deliveries. Also, just this week, we renewed the lease at our Skelmersdale Head Office for a further 10 years.”

The workshop is fully equipped to offer a wide range of specialist HGV chassis cab and body repairs and maintenance, MOT preparation, LOLER and brake roller testing, and also has the capability to maintain electric HGVs. It will also offer LCV maintenance and repairs. Service Manager, Adam Sutch, is heading up the new workshop and is looking forward to engaging with more businesses in the area to provide customers with reliable, professional servicing, repairs, and maintenance for their commercial vehicles. The facility will be opening for business on the 6th March 2023.

John Matthews, Chief Operating Officer at NRG Riverside, commented: “For NRG Riverside and the Depot teams, it is the culmination of a long-term project to not only boost growth in regional operations, enable local employment and development opportunities, but also to enable us to move closer to achieving our ESG goals for the future. I’d like to thank Nathan Tate, Phil Dickinson, Adam Sutch and Anthony Glorman for their time and effort on this project, ensuring a smooth transition from our previous facility whilst maintaining our usual high standard of customer service.”

Overall, this new depot represents a significant investment for NRG Riverside, allowing us to better serve our customers and continue to expand our operations across the UK.