🔧 Ray Chapman Motors launches Bradford Volvo dealership following garage equipment installation by CCS

25 Oct 2023

Ray Chapman Motors has officially opened its new Bradford Volvo dealership following a multi-million pound refurbishment project which included the development of a sleek new vehicle servicing workshop by CCS Garage Equipment.

🔧 Ray Chapman Motors launches Bradford Volvo dealership following garage equipment installation by CCS

🔧 Ray Chapman Motors launches Bradford Volvo dealership following garage equipment installation by CCS

This October, Ray Chapman Motors officially opened its new Bradford Volvo dealership, including a contemporary showroom and state-of-the-art vehicle servicing and maintenance workshop, following an extensive refurbishment project.

Ray Chapman Motors acquired the Bradford dealership from Clive Brook Volvo earlier this year, growing its existing West Yorkshire Volvo retail brand with new dealerships both at this site and in Huddersfield. Having identified a need for improvement in customer facilities, such as on site parking, Ray Chapman moved the dealership a short distance down the road to former Jaguar premises, gaining a larger site footprint and greater opportunities for growth.

Read more about the launch of Ray Chapman Motors' Bradford Volvo dealership and workshop refurbishment

CCS' garage equipment installation specialists support Ray Chapman's Bradford Volvo dealership

CCS Garage Equipment was appointed to work with Ray Chapman's team to refurbish and install the vehicle servicing workshop on site in line with Volvo's corporate specification, which has seen numerous workshop upgrades undertaken by CCS for Volvo dealerships nationwide in recent years. Our team is also pleased to be working with Ray Chapman Motors on upgrades to the Huddersfield Volvo dealership.

Our garage equipment installation team has supported Volvo dealerships across the UK during the marque's rollout of its upgraded corporate specification for vehicle servicing workshops, including:

Creating contemporary, attractive and safety-led workshops for our clients' vehicle servicing teams, Volvo dealerships in the UK and Ireland benefit from CCS' 30 years of garage equipment expertise.

CCS completes Bradford Volvo garage equipment installation in time for launch

CCS Garage Equipment completed installation of the Bradford Volvo dealership's workshop in good time prior to the dealership's official launch event, where Directors of Volvo Cars UK opened the site before guests enjoyed the new Swedish-inspired facilities and explored the servicing workshop which was transformed into a casino for the evening!

Our garage equipment installation for Ray Chapman Motors' Bradford Volvo dealership includes:

  • Vehicle lifts to Volvo corporate specifications fitted to x6 new service bays, including short platform scissor lifts
  • 4500KG capacity fixed 2-post lift
  • Dedicated wheel alignment bay, equipped with Hunter wheel alignment technology and recessed scissor lift
  • Dedicated Class IV MOT bay
  • Compressed air system
  • Lubrication distribution systems
  • LEV system
  • New tyre changing and wheel balancing equipment

📸 What's happening on site? Images from CCS' garage equipment installation at Bradford Volvo for Ray Chapman Motors prior to launch

CCS Garage Equipment's installation project is now complete and, following a period of training, testing and commissioning, the client's technicians have brought the workshop into operation.

Our team captured these images during final testing before the dealership's official opening. 

Fixed 2 post vehicle lift with generous 4500KG capacity

1. Fixed 2-post vehicle lift with generous 4500KG capacity, accommodating the largest vehicles in Volvo's fleet and offering versatility when servicing electric vehicles.

CCS garage equipment installation specification

2. CCS' garage equipment installation specification for Volvo workshops comprises recessed short-platform scissor lifts to meet the brand's corporate ID, ensuring consistency of service and brand experience for Volvo customers.

Vehicle servicing bays installed by CCS Garage Equipment

3. Vehicle servicing bays installed by CCS Garage Equipment are fully-equipped with recessed scissor lifts, mobile small tool trolleys, and ancillary services such as LEV, lubrication and compressed air, supporting efficient and safe working by Bradford Volvo's workshop team.

Dedicated wheel alignment bay

4. Dedicated wheel alignment bay specified and installed by CCS Garage Equipment, equipped with Hunter wheel alignment technology for accuracy and reliability during vehicle maintenance and servicing.

Professional Hunter wheel alignment systems

5. Professional Hunter wheel alignment systems are designed to enhance workshop productivity and increase profitability for servicing departments, while allowing for fast, accurate readings, powerful technology and safer servicing for both dealership workshop teams and customers.

CCS garage equipment installation

6. CCS' garage equipment installation is completed with ancillary services to each service bay, including compressed air systems, lubrication distribution systems and local exhaust and fume extraction, keeping the servicing department working efficiently and safely, with all essential equipment to hand.  

✂️ Scissor lifts installed by CCS Garage Equipment for Volvo dealerships in the UK & Ireland

An integral part of our garage equipment installations for Volvo dealerships, hydraulic scissor vehicle lifts are a great option where space is at a premium, creating a greater working area, freedom to move around the vehicle and allowing for more operational space when not in use.

Scissor lifts accommodate vehicles - both private car and heavy commercial - of all sizes, with scissor vehicle lift models installed by our team for both car dealership and commercial clients. By combining scissor lift platforms, lift capacities for the heaviest vehicles can reach 70 tons.

Volvo dealerships frequently incorporate short-platform scissor lifts, recessed into the floor to allow for smooth movement of vehicles and safe navigation of the workshop space by technicians. The lifts enable working all around the vehicle at a range of heights, with user-friendly systems that support efficient working practices. 

Specialist garage equipment installation for car dealerships by CCS Garage Equipment

For 30 years, CCS Garage Equipment has successfully delivered specialist garage equipment installations for private car and light commercial dealerships throughout the UK and Ireland.

Backed by exceptional industry and regulatory understanding, garage equipment consultancy to deliver operationally efficient, reliable and state-of-the-art working spaces, CCS' garage equipment installation teams create contemporary, functional 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, workshops are driven forward by CCS' eye-catching designs, versatile equipment and the highest of safety standards.

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




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