One of the country’s leading Volvo truck dealers, the Midlands based Hartshorne Group, has this week announced its appointment as the main dealer for Lawrence David trailers for Central England.
Trading under the banner of a new Hartshorne operation ‘Truck and Trailer Solutions’ based at Stretton (Burton on Trent), it will handle sales of new and used Lawrence David trailers. It will also work alongside the eight other Hartshorne dealers in providing full parts plus repair and maintenance services, including MoT preparation/presentation and 24/7roadside assistance, across the region for Lawrence David.
Truck & Trailer Solutions at Stretton will be the group’s centre for approved Lawrence David repairs and refurbishment. It will also stock and handle the groupwide distribution of parts for Ray Smith tail lifts.
On the appointment, Hartshorne has also moved to widen the scope of Truck and Trailer Solutions operations by establishing it as an ‘independent’ service centre for any make of van or truck.
Speaking at the announcement, David Bachelor, managing director of the Hartshorne Group, said: ‘Our appointment as a Lawrence David main dealer plus the creation of Truck & Trailer Solutions is another step toward our goal of becoming a one stop shop for truck operators.
‘Not only will we now supply and support trailers from one the most respected names in the business, we will also provide the service support our customers need regardless of the make of van or truck they operate.’
‘We see this as the opportunity to test the ‘all makes’ market, to test the potential for establishing the Truck & Trailer Solutions brand across the Midlands,’ he closed.