Northgate invests in Milton Keynes with £500,000 re-development

Northgate Vehicle Hire, has unveiled its new look Milton Keynes depot after investing £500,000 in the existing infrastructure.

Online PR News – 29-March-2012 – Milton Keynes – Market leaders in flexible vehicle hire and fleet solutions, Northgate Vehicle Hire, has unveiled its new look Milton Keynes depot after investing £500,000 in the existing infrastructure. To drive process efficiencies for customers and offer an unrivalled experience, the re-development has taken place over three months and the depot will now act as the central hub for Northgate in the Home Counties.

Strategically positioned on the M1 corridor the hub generates a high level of activity and transactions and, as such, the refurbishment was a necessity to support the business in delivering uncompromised high standards of customer service. Transforming the dated and operationally unsuitable site into a hub that boasts a dedicated reception area for rental and workshop customers, two plasma TVs with information points; one of which will display a live workshop planner so customers can track the maintenance progress of their vehicles; and a refreshment and working area with Wi-Fi access for customers, the redevelopment also sees a new open plan back office to improve operational performance and communication between departments.

The Milton Keynes workshop, in particular, has seen a significant development with the re-design allowing optimum operational efficiency and workflow, as well as the mechanics benefitting from updated equipment, such as a brand new state-of-the-art brake tester, which has a scientific way of testing brake efficiencies and is in line with MOT standards.

Chris Tudge, Branch Manager at NorthgateVehicle Hire in Milton Keynes, commented:
“The Milton Keynes site is the central hub for Northgate’s entire operation in the Home Counties and so its presentation and facilities are of utmost importance. Our £500,000 investment in the infrastructure has been worth every penny and, as well as providing our colleagues with a working environment that allows them to carry out their jobs effectively, we have improved process efficiencies significantly to ensure that our customers have an unrivalled experience with every visit.”

Northgate’s newly launched retail hire offering is also available at the Milton Keynes depot, which enables customers to hire a vehicle for personal use even if they don’t have a business account with Northgate.

Northgate Vehicle Hire has sites across 60 locations in the UK, with its head office in Darlington. For more information on Northgate please visit or follow Northgate on Twitter at