Global leader in online vehicle remarketing and recycling, Copart UK, has confirmed that works are well underway at their new 31-acre site in East Kilbride to double their operational capacity in Scotland.
The new Operation Centre near Glasgow supports Copart’s continued growth in Scotland alongside their existing Operation Centre in Whitburn and their vehicle recycling centre in Inverkeithing.
Alongside the existing 30-acre site in Whitburn, the addition of East Kilbride offers the potential for Copart to handle around 100,000 cars per year across Scotland, doubling their operational capabilities in this part of the UK.
Expansion in Scotland is part of Copart’s ambitious growth and investment programme to meet continued demand from their customers, including most of the UK’s major insurance companies and thousands of nationwide automotive customers.
The company’s extensive reinvestment strategy combines a programme of land acquisition with continuous improvement at existing sites and reinvestment in transport, services, and technology.
East Kilbride is a strategic location close to Glasgow with good transport links, which gives Copart and its customers a significant northern hub.
The provision of further storage capacity and scale will also increase the geographical reach of their fast and efficient surge management services.
As part of Copart’s ongoing sustainability refurbishment programme, facilities at the new site will be constructed responsibly and designed to be inclusive, energy efficient, and eco-friendly.
Jane Pocock, CEO of Copart UK & Ireland, said:
“Works are now well underway in East Kilbride, further strengthening our unrivalled operational capabilities in Scotland in line with the continued growth of the UK car parc and the ever-changing needs of our customers.
This 31-acre site will provide annual storage capacity for over 49,000 vehicles, and with extreme weather events increasing in Scotland, the provision of latent storage capacity is more important than ever.”
Copart anticipates the Operation Centre in East Kilbride, which will bring new job opportunities to the local area, will be in use by this winter.