Anglia Tool Centre has announced the opening of a new store in Colchester to add to its east of England presence. 

The family-owned Anglia Tool Centre business, now part of the Ridgeons Group, first opened in 1911.

The new 2,700 sq. ft. store on Peartree Road, at Unit 18 in Angora Business Park, will be home to the largest Makita power tool display in the UK.

It is the fourth Anglia Tool Centre in the region and offers trade and public access to the latest power tools from suppliers including Makita, Dewalt, Bosch, Milwaukee, Festool and Hitachi. The store has created two full-time and one part-time position, and will be under the management of Mike Randall.

Mr Randall said: “It’s in a prime location which is easily accessible, and we have experts on hand to answer any customer questions. The expansion provides Ridgeons with a real opportunity to bring our premium offering and industrial power tools and accessories to Colchester.”

The new store will be open from Monday to Friday, from 8am to 5pm, and on Saturday, from 8am to 12pm.

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