A seller of used motor vehicles is opening a head office and motorcycle distribution centre in a new industrial unit in Hinckley.
Completely Motoring Group is taking on Unit 14 at Lime Kilns Business Park, off the A5, with more than 20 staff to be employed there.
Group managing director Robert Ayland said the move was a big expansion for the company, which has rented the space on a 10-year lease.
He said: “With plans to hold over 1,000 premium used superbikes in stock, it will cement our logistical capability across the UK.
“Recent times have shown that consumers demand efficient delivery of the specialist motorbikes that we stock.
“Expanding into this central location will allow us to exceed our customers’ expectations while reducing customer lead times and increasing capacity.”
The company’s 37,650 sq ft space is part of a two-unit development built by Tungsten Properties, the same group which oversaw the construction of the retail park opposite the Hansom Cab pub, which opened in January 2020.
Jenny Clarke, development surveyor at Tungsten Properties, said: “As a growing company, it’s great that Completely Motoring has their new space to match their impressive expansion plans.
“Hinckley continues to be an attractive location to such businesses due to being well-connected to the road network and in a strong employment area.”
The second unit, Unit 13, is 27,030 sq ft in size.
The development neighbours the Lime Kilns pub, separated by the Ashby Canal, and the landlord there raised concerns in February 2020, that the units were putting off customers as they were overshadowing the pub garden.
A spokesperson for the developer said at the time that the complex was being built in line with the planning permission and that the two units would provide “much needed industrial accommodation in the area and generate a number of jobs for local people”.
The town is famous as being the home of motorbike manufacturer Triumph, although the major company has moved its mass production to Thailand as it expects a huge growth in sales in Asia and China in the coming years.
Its Hinckley base will now be used for making more bespoke models and for the business’ research and development operations.