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Cartwright to build new garage and parts distribution network

25 September 2014 #Aftermarket #News #Top Stories #Trailer

Cartwright Fleet Service (CFS) has kick-started its repair and servicing programme by opening its first workshop in Wythenshawe, Manchester.

The opening of this new state-of-the-art garage and refurbishment facility is the beginning of CFS’ plan to set-up similar facilities throughout the UK, supported by a fleet of 22 mobile vans.

Lawrence Todd, Fleet Director of CFS, said, “We are now definitely at the cutting edge in this area and continuing to invest in order to stay ahead of the competition.

“Our growing portfolio of national customers now enjoys the benefits of our provision of dedicated services for planning and compliance, maintenance scheduling, Vendor of Record management and e-compliance through a dedicated web portal.”

The site in Wythenshawe will open with 20 employees: maintenance technicians, double decker trailer specialists, bodywork repairers and vehicle re-sprayers.

The workshop, formerly used for storing trailers, has six bays for servicing and repair, a dedicated paint booth able to accommodate up to double decker trailers, with CFS able to offer MOTs, deck and lifting equipment services and preventative maintenance inspections.

It will also be supported by a 142-strong third-party network, including 35 repairers experienced with dealing with double decker trailers after undergoing training at Cartwright’s manufacturing facility in Altrincham.

Todd added, “Our market leading position in our sector has been reinforced by the fact that our one stop shop at Wythenshawe links in the e-compliance provision whereby all systems, through mobile vans, through to the workshop and to head office, are all interlinked with live data. So it is all consolidated in one area, no matter what the customer puts through Cartwright.”

He also announced that CFS would be further supporting its workshop and refurbishment facility by introducing a parts distribution arm of the business in the near future.

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