Leeds’ AMT Group invests £750k to open eighth UK location
AMT, the Leeds-headquartered vehicle rentals group has opened its eighth UK location following a £750k investment.
The group’s newest site in Brentford, Middlesex, is its third in the South East.
The new 13,000sq ft Brentford location follows the opening of AMT’s new facility near Manchester last December and one in Birmingham which opened in March.
With a fleet of over 1,500 prestige and specialist vehicles, AMT is an independent vehicle rental company with locations reaching from the South East to Scotland.
In June 2015, AMT Group moved from its Morley base into new 52,000 sq ft headquarters on a two acre site on Armley Road representing a £2m investment.
The company completed a four month build programme to transform part of a vacant printing works into 25,000sq ft of office space, plus housing for 120 vehicles, including an in-fleet area for vehicle preparation.
The site also features a show forecourt for its prestige cars sales operation and there are plans to redevelop a second building on the site into a glass-fronted car sales showroom.
The new facilities doubled AMT Group’s former capacity, giving additional space for the Leeds team which has now grown to 65 people.
Neil McGawley, managing director of AMT Group, said: “Our investment in the new West London location is the latest step in our ongoing plans to expand and upgrade our network throughout the UK.
“Ensuring that our locations are within easy reach of where our customers live and work is at the core of our strategy, with a focus on improving accessibility from major cities and airports for easy vehicle pick up and return.
“The business is continuing to grow as awareness of the AMT brand increases based on our strong reputation for providing a bespoke service and top-of-the-range vehicles.
“Having established ourselves as a niche provider of prestige and specialist vehicle, we expect demand from both the corporate and leisure markets to continue to gain momentum and we have ambitious expansion plans in place to meet this demand.”
AMT Vehicle Rental focusses on prestige and sports performance cars, electric and hybrid; plus, people carriers, MPVs, double cabs and pick-ups, many with tow bars. Vehicles are available to rent from just one day to six months or longer.
The group also has a leasing division offering a substantial short term leasing fleet comprising all types of cars and commercial vehicles.
Established in 1995, AMT Group is a privately owned business, headquartered in Leeds which employs 190 staff around the UK. It offers a complete automotive solution via its vehicle rental; short term lease; contract hire and leasing; and specialist cars divisions.