🔧 Garage equipment installation underway at Lookers Volvo Colchester

23 Nov 2023

CCS is appointed by Lookers to deliver this state-of-the-art new vehicle servicing and maintenance workshop for the brand's Volvo Colchester dealership.

🔧 CCS' garage equipment installation underway & progressing well at Lookers Volvo Colchester

🔧 CCS' garage equipment installation underway & progressing well at Lookers Volvo Colchester

This new, modern garage equipment design and installation project is part of a £2.5m investment by Lookers into its new Volvo dealership site in Colchester, which is set to open at the end of 2023.

The dealership is relocating to this new site on Severalls Business Park in Colchester, offering greater capacity and more spacious facilities for the showroom and workshop teams, external and internal display of vehicles and, importantly, for customers. The Volvo Colchester dealership has been designed in line with Volvo's updated brand specification and corporate identity, featuring a signature, Scandinavian-inspired lounge area with free Wi-fi and comfortable hospitality that warmly welcomes customers and those browsing the range.

Lookers' COO Duncan McPhee commented on the new dealership site:

"Already well established in Colchester, Lookers is delighted to be further investing in Volvo in an exciting new location in the city that will deliver an outstanding customer experience... It underlines our commitment to our strengthening relationship with Volvo and our determination to be the UK's number one choice for all-electric driving, advice and aftersales service." 

A contemporary garage equipment installation that prepares Volvo Colchester for the future

As Volvo looks to the future with a rapidly-growing range of plug-in hybrid vehicles, pure electric XC40 and EX30 models, Volvo Colchester's new site will also be equipped with 8 EV charging points, solar panels and a vehicle servicing workshop with industry-leading garage equipment to accommodate both combustion engine and electric vehicles.

Handling the continued rollout of dealership upgrades across the UK for the Volvo brand, CCS' garage equipment design and installation team benefits from deep brand understanding and experience, enabling us to efficiently deliver dealership servicing and maintenance workshops that keep vehicles safely on the road. 

Our garage equipment installation for Volvo Colchester includes:

  • x6 vehicle servicing bays
  • New fixed 2-post lift
  • x5 existing in-ground 2-post lifts, which are being refurbished and used by our client for a more sustainable workshop installation
  • Dedicated Class IV MOT bay
  • New tyre changing and wheel balancing equipment
  • Compressed air system
  • Lubrication and oil monitoring systems
  • LEV fume extraction system

📸 Latest from site! What's happening at our garage equipment installation for Volvo Colchester?

Installation of vehicle lifts is completed, featuring refurbished, tested and reused 2-post, in-ground vehicle lifts

1. Installation of vehicle lifts is completed, featuring refurbished, tested and reused 2-post, in-ground vehicle lifts, and the installation of a new, fixed 2-post 4T Nussbaum vehicle lift to accommodate larger and heavier vehicles.

CCS Garage Equipment has supplied and installed new tyre changing and wheel balancing equipment

2. CCS Garage Equipment has supplied and installed new tyre changing and wheel balancing equipment by Cormach for Volvo Colchester, featuring easy-to-use technology by this leading manufacturer for enhanced safety in the Volvo Colchester workshop.

This connected MOT emissions analyser is equipped with a petrol exhaust gas analyser, diesel smoke meter, Bluetooth connectivity and a range of other user-friendly features

3. Emissions analyser supplied and commissioned by CCS. This connected MOT emissions analyser is equipped with a petrol exhaust gas analyser, diesel smoke meter, Bluetooth connectivity and a range of other user-friendly features to support the Volvo Colchester team as it undertakes in-house MOTs for vehicles across the brand's range.

Dedicated Class IV MOT bay, supplied, installed, tested and commissioned by CCS Garage Equipment

4. Dedicated Class IV MOT bay, supplied, installed, tested and commissioned by CCS Garage Equipment and fully-equipped for in-house MOT testing by the Volvo Colchester vehicle servicing and maintenance team.

A Nussbaum fixed, 2-post 4T vehicle lift is a key feature of our garage equipment installation for Volvo Colchester

5. A Nussbaum fixed, 2-post 4T vehicle lift is a key feature of our garage equipment installation for Volvo Colchester, allowing the vehicle workshop's servicing and maintenance technicians to safely work on larger vehicles, as well as electric and hybrid models.

The workshops existing suite of 2-post, in-ground vehicle lifts is tested and refurbished, ensuring this complete garage equipment installation by CCS

6. The workshop's existing suite of 2-post, in-ground vehicle lifts is tested and refurbished, ensuring this complete garage equipment installation by CCS will be fully operational and compliant with all regulations, as well as Volvo's brand specification, prior to opening of the dealership's new site in late 2023.

This garage equipment installation project in Colchester, Essex, is continuing during autumn 2023, with the dealership site due to officially open to customers shortly. 

CCS Garage Equipment's experienced, dedicated project manager is leading work on site alongside our client's appointed builders and contractors, smoothly bringing the project towards completion and commissioning prior to handover. As ever, our garage equipment installation engineers will deliver training to the workshop team prior to opening, for a complete garage equipment installation that has safety through innovative technologies and planning at its heart.

Experienced garage equipment installation for UK & Irelnd car dealerships by CCS Garage Equipment

For over 30 years, CCS Garage Equipment has successfully delivered garage equipment installations for private car and light commercial dealerships throughout the UK and Ireland, backed by industry-leading experience and understanding of garage equipment and our clients' dealership workshop operations.

With exceptional industry and regulatory understanding, and following garage equipment consultancy to deliver operationally efficient, reliable and state-of-the-art working spaces, CCS' garage equipment installation teams create contemporary, operationally-efficient and future-proofed workshops for car dealership brands including Volvo, BMW, Audi and many more.

WIth LEEA and GEA accreditations and a large team working throughout the UK and Ireland, garage equipment installation projects are driven by CCS' eye-catching designs, versatile equipment and the highest of safety standards.

Contact CCS to discuss your car dealership's garage equipment installation project


 
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