In response to demand for a national commercial fleet provider in the Luton area, Northgate Vehicle Hire, the market leader in flexible vehicle hire and complete fleet management solutions, has launched a brand new site on Hatters Way. The new depot will create seven jobs within the first year of operation, continuing Northgate’s 2013 business growth strategy to expand and provide efficient and effective fleet solutions that meet the needs of local businesses.
 
Located on the main route from Luton to Dunstable and next to the M1, the new depot is approximately 1.5 acres in size and is ideally equipped to service the needs of the growing fleet size in Luton, with up to 80 vehicles being housed at the new depot at any one time. It is also anticipated that the new depot will eventually hold full workshop facilities and the depot will eventually create 10 full time jobs from year three onwards.

James Fitzpatrick, Area Operations Manager for Northgate Vehicle Hire, commented:
"The launch of the new site in Luton is a fantastic opportunity to better service the needs of our customers within the area. The region has experienced a period of business growth, which in turn has provided Northgate with a unique opportunity to trade in an area that houses a diverse mix of business opportunities. We’ll be focusing on working closely with sectors showing real potential in Luton, including construction, manufacturing, wholesale and retail and logistics."
He continued: “The Luton depot is based at a primary site on Hatters Way, enabling us to appeal to surrounding Bedfordshire businesses. This, paired with our attractive flexible rental offering and full depot facilities, leaves us confident that the site will experience the same success as neighbouring businesses in the area.”

The new depot will offer customers state of the art and comfortable waiting areas. With friendly and helpful hire desk staff and access to the latest fuel efficient vehicles, customers can be ensured of the best possible experience from the moment they walk through the door to the moment they drive away.

Local Sales Manager, James Caves, commented:
"As a local person who lives and works here I have seen for myself the potential that the Luton and surrounding area holds for Northgate. This prime location is easily accessible from the M1 and, being positioned on a main route into the town centre, we expect to be able to do a lot of business working alongside local businesses helping them tackle the challenges of running reliable and cost efficient fleet operations."

The depot launch coincides with the Luton Gateway multi-million pound area regeneration project, which has seen Luton, amongst other Bedfordshire towns, being highlighted as a ‘growth area’ for business development. As a result, the Luton depot will be offering opening deals to new local businesses, in addition to commercial vehicle hire packages starting from £55 per week. In addition, the recent introduction of Northgate’s retail hire offering allows the general public to benefit from extremely competitive daily hire rates on both cars and vans.

The new depot can be found at Unit 18, Cosgrove Way, Luton, LU1 1XL.