Garage equipment supplier Gott Technical Services has provided vital tools for the delivery of Benfield Motor Group’s new £5.8m dealership in Sunderland.
The Morpeth business was contracted to fit out the new Newcastle Road premises with a workshop to provide a full aftersales service.
Taking eight months to construct, the Ford dealership has created 45 jobs and provides the latest vehicle service and automated MOT test lane technology. The design installed by Gott features 15 service bays and two MOT bays.
Gott Technical Services director Ian Gott said: “The contract with Benfield is a great addition to our expanding portfolio of business in Sunderland. We worked alongside the Benfield team to produce an innovative facility that has two automated test lanes (ATL) in place.
“Typically an MOT station will have one bay but we are seeing more main dealers opting for an additional bay to increase testing capacity, as in this case. The workshop is also uniquely equipped with a vehicle lift that can hold up to 6.5 tonnes – there are not many dealerships that have lifts for vehicles exceeding 5 tonnes so Benfield will be able to competitively serve local businesses as a result.”
Benfield Ford general manager Terry O’Neil said: “Working with Gott Technical Services has been very successful for Benfield and they have delivered the project on time, within budget and to a high specification.”