Gates of Stortford - Transit Centre Now Open

Gates of Stortford has recently been appointed as a Transit Centre. This becomes the fourth Gates dealership to have Transit Centre status alongside our locations in Stevenage, Harlow and St Albans. Having been a Ford Main dealer in Essex and Herts for over 96 years, with great experience in serving commercial vehicle customers, this latest announcement brings the future of Ford Commercial Vehicles to Bishop’s Stortford and its surrounding areas.

Gates have been in Bishop’s Stortford since 1967, originally in London Road, before relocating to the larger, current site in Stansted Road back in 1992. The dealership provides all of the facilities that you would expect from a Ford Main dealer including:

  • The full, award winning new Car and Commercial Vehicle range including the new Ford Kuga, due to be launched officially in the coming weeks.
  • A comprehensive display of used cars and commercial vehicles, including Ford Approved and Ford Direct, with instant access to group used stocks of over 1,000 vehicles to choose from.
  • Fully equipped Service department with Ford specialist tools for quick repair and diagnosis, MOT testing station (class 4, 5 and 7) and a range of courtesy services including courtesy cars, local lifts and a collection/delivery facility.
  • Parts and Accessories – Gates of Stortford have a Parts Distribution Centre stocking anything from serviceable items to large units and Ford Accessories.
  • Gates Leasing Limited is also based at Gates of Stortford and are able to supply any make of vehicle available in the UK providing cost-effective, fleet management solutions.U

Gates of Stortford: The one stop shop for your commercial vehicle requirements

The Transit family, which has seen some transformation in recent years, now consists of the Transit Courier, Transit Connect, Transit Custom and the all-new Transit. Also available is the Fiesta Van and the Ranger further complementing Ford’s product offering.

The showroom facilities at Gates of Stortford will now showcase these award-winning Ford Commercial Vehicles alongside the full Ford Car range. There is also a full fleet of Commercial Vehicle demonstrators available to test drive and the dedicated, knowledgeable Transit Centre sales team are fully trained and able to provide advice on the right vehicle, whatever your requirement. What’s more, you’ll find a range of over 100 used vans to choose from in group stock.

The Transit Centre at Gates of Stortford will also provide aftersales facilities with ongoing training for our Ford trained technicians and the latest, specialised workshop equipment and tools. Ford’s Transit24 aftersales programme, aims to minimise vehicle downtime and reduce whole life costs for commercial vehicle operators. The programme offers a “one stop shop” for servicing, maintenance and warranty work with while-you-wait servicing and collection/delivery available for your convenience. Appointment availability has been made easier and lead-time reduced meaning that it couldn’t be simpler to book your commercial vehicle in with us. Commercial Vehicle fleets will also benefit from fleet national pricing, 1-link online bookings, Ford Fleet Service Centre support and Ford Fleet Accident Management.

Moe Ali, Group Transit Centre Director said: “Transit Centres represent the future of Ford Commercial Vehicles and we are delighted to now have these facilities available to customers in Stortford, as well as St. Albans, Harlow, Stevenage and surrounding areas”. Moe continued “Our Transit Centres provide us with an excellent opportunity to grow the commercial business, and to enhance further the customer experience provided to new and existing customers alike”.

For more information regarding Gates Transit Centres or to view the latest product information and offers, please click here. Alternatively, please call or visit Gates Transit Centres.