The Swain Group workshops are a vital support to our fleet of vehicles and trailers – keeping our equipment on the road so that your delivery runs smoothly and to time.

New Investment in Rochester

The Swain Group have invested in a state of the art high-bay workshop at its Rochester depot. The work commenced early in 2015 on a brownfield site by demolishing some disused buildings on the property. In its place now stands a new two-bay facility which was completed in August and is now fully functional. The purpose built facility compliments existing workshops at the site and has been commissioned to manage the increase in fleet following investments in 2015 and planned investments in 2016. Also key to the investment is a new brake test facility which will bring this activity completely in-house, cutting both cost and time. The Swain group is committed to continual investment and upgrading of its in-house workshop facilities which support the increasing fleet. As a major employer, we are able to source the very best skilled engineers at each of our locations.

Maintaining our Fleet

Each of our three main sites at Rochester, Manchester and Woodville provide 24 hour 5.5 days in week workshop cover.  Excellent utilisation of our fleet is ensured by not relying on offsite third party repair agents. When we do have a breakdown or defect repair we have full control over the quick speed of the response.

The only vehicle maintenance we need to go out of company for is full vehicle spray painting.


Having a safe vehicle on the road is a non negotiable requirement for the Swain Group. By running our own workshops we ensure that every Swain vehicle is maintained to a quality standard- our OCRS compliance score proves this.