NEW jobs are to be created in Devizes after a company announced a major expansion.

Ryder which supplies vehicle rental, contract hire, and maintenance services across the UK, is expanding its Devizes operations at Hambleton Avenue and is creating new jobs within its FleetCare business.

It plans to expand its Devizes workforce from 100 to 125.

A spokesman said: “Devizes is a key operational centre for supporting the company’s 20,000 rental and leased vans, trucks and trailers with nationwide maintenance support, a 24/7 National Breakdown Service, and a large team of qualified maintenance and service technicians, engineers and customer service co-ordinators.

“Ryder has recently invested in a substantial refurbishment and telecommunications upgrade of its Devizes location to accommodate the expansion of its FleetCare operations.

“These new office-based roles include compliance and customer service administrators, maintenance controllers, maintenance engineers, and a FleetCare supervisor.”