CAR supermarket group The Trade Centre UK is celebrating opening its doors to customers in the West Midlands.
The Wales-based group’s first car superstore in England is a 12-acre site in Darlaston Road, Wednesbury, with 1,500 used cars on display.
Formerly a Carcraft superstore, it has had a multi-million-pound investment to transform the space and saw a team of 90 people working around the clock for three months to give it a complete makeover.
Andy Coulthurst, chief executive of Trade Centre UK, said: ‘We’re so excited to be finally opening our doors to customers in the West Midlands.’
The superstore has created 200 full-time jobs across sales, administration and vehicle preparation, and is acting as both the retail operation and central preparation facility for additional stores the group hopes to establish in the region.
Headquartered in Neath, south Wales, the business – established as The Trade Centre Wales in 1999 – has three retail sites at Neath, Merthyr Tydfil and Cardiff North, and has undergone a rebrand for its launch in England.
The business has already started playing an active part in the community by meeting local sports teams and organisations to lend its support with kit sponsorships and donations.
Coulthurst said: ‘We want to play a positive role in the community in which we operate, which is why we are actively looking into ways in which we can support local sports teams and other organisations.
‘Meanwhile, we are confident that our first store in England will be appreciated by value-driven car shoppers, and we look forward to establishing and growing our brand throughout the UK.’
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