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Hitachi Capital builds on strong growth with new regional head office

The new low-rise building is being built at a cost of £7m and will offer environmentally sympathetically design. Development is due to be completed by July 2014.

Currently Hitachi Capital employs over 120 people in the existing offices in Canal Road and manages commercial vehicle fleets for national companies such as RAC and National Grid and Trowbridge based firm, apetito.

Jon Lawes, managing director of Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicle Services comments: ‘The new office building in Trowbridge represents a significant milestone in our history as it is the first time that Hitachi Capital have purchased the freehold for office space anywhere in the world. Such a move demonstrates a positive investment and a dedication to the future of our presence and operations in Trowbridge.’

The company said its strong growth over the last 12 years – with vehicle numbers up from 717 to over 30,000 – warrants the need for new premises in the Trowbridge area.

Hitachi Capital will be providing support for public transport use and including facilities for cyclists, in addition to the existing regular bus services. Charging points are also being installed for electric vehicles.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.