C&C Vehicle Services has opened a new commercial vehicle accident repair centre near Chesterfield.
Its new 6,500 ft² site in Clay Cross has created six new jobs initially, with room on site for further team expansion. The facility, fitted out at a cost of more than £100,000, features 10 working areas designed to handle everything from minor repairs to major accident damage.
C&C has added a 16m spray booth to accommodate the largest truck or trailer, although the firm expects the greatest local demand will be for body repairs to light commercial vehicles. C&C’s new Chesterfield base will be supported by its larger facilities in Oldham and Wolverhampton with workflow between the sites controlled centrally from head office, using the EMACS bodyshop management system and cloud-based computing.
The new site, situated near junction 29 of the M1, offers an additional 6,000 sq. ft of hard-standing space for customer and staff vehicles. It is also home to one of C&C’s own recovery vehicles.
Mark Newnes, Managing Director of C&C Vehicle Services, said: “Our Wolverhampton site has been open for six months and business has been very strong. We’ve already grown the size of our team at this site from the 25 we started with, to 35 today.
“With Chesterfield now trading and another new workshop to open this year, we’re taking all the right steps to achieving our national network ambition.”