A year has already passed since AW opened its Nottingham site and what a year it’s been!
January 2017 saw AW Repair Group grow its turnover and geographical coverage again following the Nottingham site opening, being just three miles from the city centre, on the tram route and just 20 minutes to the M1 for easy access to Derby and Leicester.
Within its first month of opening the site had gained the BSI accreditation and had tripled its budgeted first month turnover, with this successful trend mirrored throughout the year to follow.
The 13,300sq ft site thrives with efficiency: SmartAir, a highly effective skate and rail system, Junair’s double-length downdraught booth with QUAD drying technology and PPG refinishing systems all help towards painting a minimum 13 vehicles per day.
The site is now managed by Ben Hissitt, who took the reins from James Dunn who was promoted to Group Operations Manager in March.
The experienced hand-picked team work together effectively and cohesively and the branch is also delighted to now have on board two multi-skilled apprentices who are following the AutoRaise path and training at EMTEC in Nottingham along with four other apprentices in the group.
Managing Director Andrew Walsh commented: “The Nottingham site simply took off straight away. There was clearly a need for a quality bodyshop in this area and I’m very proud of the way the team have all worked together to make this site a success. Ben is extremely forward thinking and everyone has embraced new equipment and processes designed to maximise throughput which has succeeded. Some of the new processes we trialled at this site have already been rolled out across the group further improving group efficiency and capacity and we look forward to introducing these from the outset at our forthcoming sites soon to be announced in 2018.”