New Sheerness Volkswagen inspection site to create 100 jobs

The opening of a new Volkswagen vehicle inspection unit in Sheerness is expected to create 100 new jobs

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The opening of a new Volkswagen vehicle inspection unit in Kent is expected to create 100 new jobs, it has been announced.

The eight-acre site at the Port of Sheerness will be an extension to an existing inspection facility.

Peel Ports, which owns the docks, said the new unit would create 100 supply chain jobs and increase imports into Sheerness by 50,000 vehicles a year.

The firm said the 10-year deal was "great news for the Port of Sheerness".

Work carried out at the new unit will include inspections of vehicles being imported into the UK ahead of their delivery to car showrooms, and enhancements and modifications to cars to fulfil specific customer requests.

Peel Ports said last year it handled 330,000 vehicles coming through the port. Sheerness handles up to two million tonnes of cargo annually.

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