Bristol Street Motors invests £600,000 and creates 24 jobs at new futuristic service centre
Bristol Street Motors Harlow has invested more than £600,000 to create a state-of-the-art service centre, where digital sensors will begin diagnosing vehicles the moment they arrive.
Customers arriving at Bristol Street Motors service centre on River Way, in Harlow, will drive through automated doors onto floor sensors that will assess their tyre tread, inflation and quality. Receptionists will then take the keys and transport the vehicle into the 20-ramp service centre.
The new 150sq ft service centre has enabled the creation of 24 new jobs – including two new ‘electro’ apprentices, who will receive additional training on electric vehicles, alongside the usual technician courses, setting them up for a lifelong career in the automotive sector.
The centre will specialise in Vauxhall, Citroen, and Peugeot servicing, but all major brands will be catered for, including electric, hybrid and ultra-low emissions models.
It is part of Bristol Street Motors’ ongoing investment in Harlow. The Peugeot dealership, also on River Way, is currently being refitted to become a multi-franchise location, offering Vauxhall, Citroen, and Peugeot sales. The work there is expected to be completed in the first half of 2022.
Andrew Laudrum, Aftersales General Manager of Bristol Street Motors Harlow Peugeot, said: “This new service centre is at the very leading edge of the industry. I’m really excited by some of the diagnostic equipment going in, especially the in-floor sensors.
“The site offers customers an excellent location for any aftersales and servicing needs.”
Ollie Bell, Franchise Director at Bristol Street Motors, said: “The new service centre is the first part of our investment in Harlow, which will see us also expanding and improving our existing dealership.
“I am very pleased that we have been able to create more than 20 jobs at this site alone and look forward to welcoming more colleagues next year.”
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Notes to Editors
Vertu Motors plc is the fifth largest automotive retailer in the UK with a network of 156 sales outlets across the UK. Its dealerships operate predominantly under the Bristol Street Motors, Vertu Motors and Macklin Motors brand names.
Vertu Motors plc was established in November 2006 with the strategy to consolidate the UK motor retail sector. It is intended that the Group will continue to acquire motor retail operations to grow a scaled dealership group. The Group’s acquisition strategy is supplemented by a focused organic growth strategy to drive operational efficiencies through its national dealership network. The Group currently operates 152 franchised sales outlets and 4 non-franchised sales operations from 120 locations across the UK.
Vertu’s Mission Statement is to “deliver an outstanding customer motoring experience through honesty and trust”.
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