Acorn Truck Sales has joined the Iveco UK dealer network with responsibility for the South East of London, East London and Essex.
The company will operate a full Iveco sales, service and parts dealership from its premises in Crayford, located 10 minutes from junction 1b of the M25 and close to the Dartford Crossing.
The 1.1 acre Crayford site incorporates a workshop featuring six full length bays, plus an on-site brake roller tester and tachograph calibration facilities. The dealership is open 24 hours a day, five days a week, and until midday on weekends.
Acorn Truck Sales will also operate an Iveco light commercial vehicle sales and full range service and parts dealership from its satellite facility in West Thurrock. A sister company of Acorn Truck Sales – PCL Eastern in Witham, just off the A12 between Chelmsford and Colchester, is also appointed as an authorised repairer to support Iveco customers operating throughout Essex.
Recruiting ex-Morgan Elliot and HTC sales director, Darren Brown to head the sales operation as Acorn’s Sales Dealer Principal. He explains: “We have a superb facility in Crayford, and given our close proximity to the centre of London, we see great potential in particular for Iveco’s natural gas range of light, medium and heavy trucks, not to mention its hybrid drivelines.”
Acorn Truck Sales and PCL Eastern are both part of the Harris Group, a family owned business employing more than 600 people.
The Group has three DAF outlets, trading as Harris DAF, established in 1975 plus five MAN outlets which trade under the PCL Group, in West Thurrock, Coryton, North London, Silvertown and Witham.
Until the new Iveco franchise was awarded, acorn was the group’s Hino franchise.