CAF Rail UK has opened a new 4,382 sqm multi-purpose component overhaul and storage depot in Stockport to support its growing operations in the UK.
The new facility at Aurora Industrial Park will be split 50/50 between spare parts and overhaul.
CAF Rail spare parts will service existing and future UK contracts and will supply four of the Spanish-based firm’s maintenance areas around the country, in Manchester, Liverpool, and Glasgow and providing 10 new local jobs.
The unit will also accommodate a rolling stock overhaul facility due to create another 22 new jobs. This facility is scheduled to come into service in 2021 to service trains not yet in the network.
The newly completed Aurora Industrial Park has been developed by Stockport Council and is located next to Junction 1 of the M60. The unit is leased from developer Stockport Council.
David Lowe, general manager at CAF Rail UK, commented:
“This is a brand-new extension of CAF’s UK business and demonstrates the company’s commitment to servicing our existing and new contracts and allows for continued business opportunities and growth.
“The central stores will service new contracts that go into service this year and going forward.
“Our intention is to develop the overhaul facility earlier than 2021 should CAF Rail secure new contracts in the interim and there is an opportunity to utilise the service sooner.”