A Morpeth-based business has recently enabled two independent garages to get up to full speed.
The renewal works at Motorcare Alnwick Ford and Regent Autos have been carried out by Gott Technical Services, which provides state-of-the-art maintenance equipment and space solutions.
At Alnwick, it installed a full MOT bay to increase the workload capacity and allow better access to the workshop. James Pattinson, Gott’s equipment and toolings advisor, worked closely with Motorcare Alnwick Ford’s managing director Bryan Easton to ensure that every stage of the planning and installation met the desired specifications.
Mr Pattinson said: “The equipment in place had served its time, reaching the point where it was becoming beyond economical, and the bay wasn’t compact which limited access.
“As with a number of independent garage projects, the main aim was to put a design in place that optimises productivity within a typically smaller space, while also minimising the impact of closure to the garage.”
Gott Technical Services has also transformed a Newcastle storage unit into a fully functional service centre for Regent Autos, which opened in February.
Regent Autos director Michael Buckle said: “I’m thrilled with the quality of the brand new workshop and am really looking forward to getting customers through the door.
“Working with Gott has been brilliant – the team’s experience is clear to see so as a start-up, I’ve been able to rely on them completely.”
The company, which has its headquarters in Coopies Lane, has worked with a broad range of clients, including local authorities, fleet operators and car dealerships, but as a family-run business it remains committed to serving independent garages both in the North East and further afield.
Mr Pattinson added: “For smaller businesses, the decision-maker has to take a large leap of faith and trust that we can deliver on time and to specification.
“It’s therefore testament to our team that the likes of Motorcare Alnwick Ford, Regent Autos and G.K. Jackson & Sons in Morpeth – who we completed a full re-fit for last year – look to us to carry out the work.”