Copart UK to double capacity in Scotland
Vehicle salvage and online auction firm Copart UK is to double its operational capabilities in Scotland with the creation of a new 31-acre site in East Kilbride.
Expected to open at the end of 2021, the new Operation Centre is part of Copart’s UK growth programme to meet increasing demand from its customers, which include fleets, insurers, motor traders and finance companies.
The East Kilbride site will enable the business to provide strategic operational coverage for both Glasgow and Edinburgh, alongside Copart’s existing centre in Whitburn, and the Inverkeithing base of sister company UPI.
The East Kilbride Centre will provide annual storage capacity for over 49,000 vehicles in response to the extreme weather-related events.
Jane Pocock, managing director of Copart UK & Ireland, said: “We’re very excited to extend our investment programme into Scotland, further strengthening our unrivalled operational capabilities for fleets in this part of the UK.”