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Copart confirms new Super Centre


Vehicle remarketing and recycling company Copart has confirmed that it will create a new 68-acre Super Centre in East Anglia to support continued growth and customer demand.

The new centre, to be situated north of Bury St Edmunds, will become the largest vehicle storage and processing centre in the UK and follows last year’s expansion with a new customer service centre in Bedford, a new Operation Centre near Glasgow and the quadrupling in size of its Bristol Operation Centre.

It is expected to be operational by the end of 2022, providing between 100 and 120 jobs, including new apprenticeships.

Copart’s UK and Ireland Managing Director, Jane Pocock, said, “Demand from our customers continues to rise and it’s fantastic that we invest to future-proof our business, considering the evolving car parc and the increase in extreme weather events. This site enhances our network of Super Centres and improves storage capacity for anticipated growth in recycling, electric, and hydrogen vehicles, as well as helping to accelerate the diversification of our business into green parts handling.

“This investment marks another significant step forward for our UK business and illustrates our ongoing commitment to remaining at the forefront of the industry and continuing to provide market leading services to all our customers.”

She continued, “From an environmental point of view, Copart is committed to ensuring sustainability across all Operation Centres so we will be deploying sustainable building methods and materials with large parts of the building construction undertaken off site and at specialist factories where there is greater control of the process and much less waste.”

Copart is the largest business within its sector. It already operates 16 other sites around the UK and between them they move more than half a million vehicles each year and handle £1bn worth of vehicle assets.

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