Recovery firm opens new base in Portsmouth as part of expansion

RD Avery's new facility in Portsmouth that has just opened. RD Avery's new facility in Portsmouth that has just opened.
RD Avery's new facility in Portsmouth that has just opened. | Other 3rd Party
A ROADSIDE recovery firm has opened a new centre in the city after expanding the business.

RD Avery Ltd has over 37 years of experience in truck recovery and maintenance and is one of the premier agents for heavy vehicle recovery in the south of England, providing 24-hour recovery and breakdown services for all vehicle categories.

Now the family-run firm has opened a recovery operations centre in Anchorage Road, Portsmouth.

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Ray and Sue Avery still remain joint owners/directors with their daughter Cassie Salisbury, who is now heading up the leadership team as managing director, working alongside heads of departments.

Roadside recovery firm, RD Avery's new truck. The company has just opened a new facility in Portsmouth. Roadside recovery firm, RD Avery's new truck. The company has just opened a new facility in Portsmouth.
Roadside recovery firm, RD Avery's new truck. The company has just opened a new facility in Portsmouth. | Other 3rd Party
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Cassie said: ‘It was a central part of our long-term plans for the recovery division of our business to open additional operational sites to support our service to our customers with recovery resources and capability at key locations ready to react to any request immediately with speed and professionalism.’

Portsmouth site, which was opened in December, will house a control room and operational support functions, as well as in-house training and meeting room facilities.

In addition, the warehouse, storage and commercial parking will support the deployment of the right equipment along with immediate availability of essential parts.

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Stewart Lee, head of recovery said: ‘The opportunity to operate directly from Portsmouth, strategically close to the road network, together with this complete range of services, provides both our current customers and potential clients with confidence in our capability to respond in a timely manner with efficiency and therefore cost control in mind.’

The growing business has a home base in the New Forest, just off the A36.

It originally started as a repair and maintenance company, but with the need to recover heavy vehicles to their workshops, the recovery side of the business was launched.

Now the company works with national recovery agencies, police, fire and Highways England to help keep the roads clear.

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They recover a whole range of vehicles including, heavy trucks, buses, coaches, light commercials and cars.

Their specialist roadside service vehicles can provide immediate support with roadside repairs and maintenance including diagnostics.

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