Phoenix Hire and Sales expands Newport site
By Lewis Tyler05 July 2022
Yanmar dealer Phoenix Hire and Sales Ltd has announced the opening of a new workshop facility on its Newport site.
According to the Wales-based company, the facility will provide customers with refurbishment and repair solutions and is positioned as an “investment into the community.”
As well as the facility, Phoenix is planning to double its workforce in the future, with a number of new specialist engineers and an expansion to its apprenticeship programme both in the pipeline.
The company, an official Yanmar dealer in the South Wales, Gloucestershire and Bristol regions say that the opening of the workshop comes as it continues to “expand rapidly.”
Since becoming an official dealer for Yanmar in 2018, Phoenix has opened seven operational depots across Wales.
Jason Derraven, sales and marketing director at Phoenix Hire and Sales Ltd, commented, “In 2020, we invested more than £1.5 million (€1.7 million) in our dedicated hire division, which continues to experience huge demand, and in 2021 we opened our purpose-built sales depot in Newport.
“Expanding our Newport facility is an essential part of capitalising on continued business growth and growing market share across Wales and the surrounding areas.”
David Cockayne, UK & Ireland sales manager (South) at Yanmar Compact Equipment EMEA, added, “A key priority for Yanmar within the UK is to increase access to our class-leading portfolio for customers nationwide. Phoenix Hire and Sales Ltd is a hugely valuable part of our network and is helping to drive impressive demand for our equipment across Wales, Gloucestershire and Bristol.”