Truck firm to expand as business booms

HGV builder West Yorkshire Truck Services has moved into new premises in Bradford after reporting a strong increase in demand for its services.

WYTS, which fabricates a range of bespoke bodies for vehicles from 3.5 tonnes up to 26 tonnes, including Luton vans, flatbed lorries and HGVs, said the new site will operate in addition to its existing premises on Prince Street, Bradford.

The company’s lease on the new 10,000 sq ft premises will accommodate its growing need for space to carry out repairs, refurbishments and tail lift fitting and will create 12 new jobs.

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WYTS managing director Kenny Axon said: “The business has been rapidly growing over the past couple of years and it was becoming increasingly apparent that we were going to outgrow our site at Prince Street.

“We had been looking for the right premises, in a good location and offering the space we need, for some time. Now that we’ve found exactly the right place for us, that will enable us to grow, we can focus on driving the business forward.”

Property consultant Eddisons acted on behalf of WYTS, securing the premises for a rental return of £29,500 a year.

Alex Wilkinson, senior surveyor at Eddisons, said: “WYTS is a long standing client of Eddisons – we secured their Prince Street building for them three and a half years ago - and it’s good to see the business doing so well. Being able to work with them again and help them step up to the next level is particularly rewarding.”

GB Business Park is close to the M606 and is home to retailer Morrisons, steel stockholder Barrett Steel and builders’ supplier Wurth.