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Copart doubling operation capabilities in Scotland

Leading vehicle remarketing and recycling firm Copart UK has secured final planning permission for a 31-acre site in East Kilbride, which will double its operational capabilities in Scotland.

The operation centre, located near Glasgow, is expected to be fully operational in 2023.

Jane Pocock, managing director of Copart UK & Ireland said: “We’re delighted to extend our investment programme into Scotland, further strengthening our unrivalled operational capabilities in this part of the UK in line with the continued growth of the UK car parc and the ever-changing needs of our customers.

“Because of the strategic and unrivalled positioning of our sites across the UK, we are proud to say that we are never far from communities, and therefore our customers. This means we can collect and handle vehicles quickly, efficiently, and with minimal environmental impact, supporting our ongoing Plan-Net-Zero sustainability commitment.”

This expansion in Scotland is part of Copart’s growth and investment programme to meet continued demand from its customers, including most of the UK’s major insurance companies and thousands of nationwide automotive customers.

This includes a major new customer service centre in Bedford, the quadrupling in size of its Bristol operation centre, and a new 68-acre UK ‘Super Centre’ in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.