AW Repair Group is pleased to announce the transformation of their 10th site, in Boston, Lincolnshire, has been completed and opened on 4th January 2021.
The Fast Finish Centre created ten jobs in the local area, including management progression opportunity and an apprenticeship opening, which was snapped up by a previous Nationwide Accident Repair Centre employee who will be continuing with their MET apprenticeship and starting a panel apprenticeship with the progressive growing group.
James Dunn, AW’s Group Operations Director, commented: “The site fits perfectly with our geographical growth strategy and further extends our reach. While it has been difficult due to the impact of Covid-19, our usual team of contractors have been able to ensure socially-distanced working has been followed throughout the fit-out process and, as always, the final outcome is a clean and clinical environment. In fact, if I may be so bold to say, I think we have excelled even our own high standards on this one!”
The 6,000sq ft bodyshop, with additional generous secure parking, is fully equipped for the latest in vehicle technological advancements including ADAS diagnostic and recalibration equipment with inset scissor lift, Car-O-Liner Speed Bench, mid-rise lifts, Beissbarth Wheel Aligner and the eco-friendly Junair Spraybooth with fuel saver mode, QAD drying technology and full downdraught for simultaneous painting of mixed colours.
AW’s Technical Development & VM Executive, Steve Hoe said: “The Boston site is the perfect size for all small to medium sized repairs, utilising nitrogen plastic welding technologies and miracle pull systems. These minimise the need for replacement panels resulting in reduced key-to-key times and reduced cost.
“This site is the first in our group to partner with AkzoNobel. The Sikkens range of products is perfect for electric and hybrid vehicles with the Autosurface UV primer drying in 60 seconds and Autowave Basecoat baking at low temperatures. Coupled with Autoclear Aerodry drying at an air temperature of 20 degrees without the need for a bake cycle, all these products work towards reducing our overall carbon footprint.”
Founder and CEO Andrew Walsh added: “I’m pleasantly surprised at how quickly we were able to bring Boston to fruition in such awkward times. AW Boston will link directly with the group’s TecKnowlogy Centre in Sleaford to utilise its specialisms in mixed material for structural repair and manufacturer approvals. This provides a comprehensive solution for customers as technology in the modern-day vehicle becomes even more prevalent.