Bodyshop celebrates successful first year

The huge investment by English Ford in new accident repair centre facilities at its site in Poole has paid off, with staff celebrating the centre’s first birthday.

The insurance-approved facility covers a radius of 30 miles and has led to the creation of a dozen jobs to cope with demand created by its ability to undertake all aspects of vehicle maintenance under one roof.

Equipped with the latest technology, including laser wheel and chassis alignment, a smart air repair system and a Jun Air oven capable of baking basecoat in eight minutes, the centre also has a fast track repair lane enabling smaller vehicle repairs to be completed in two to three days, minimising the time customers are without their own vehicle although there is a fleet of Ford Fiesta courtesy cars.