Gott’s deliver new workshop for Benfield Ford!

Fellow Trade Garage Equipment member Gott Technical Services has recently completed works on Benfield Motor Group’s new £5.8 million dealership in Sunderland. Gott Technical Services supplied Benfield with tools and equipment for its new dealership with a 920 sq metre workshop.

The design installed by Gott’s engineers boasts ample vehicle capacity with the help of new Rotary vehicle lifting technology. This will allow Benfield to operate 15 service bays and two MOT bays to cater to aftermarket demand.

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.“

Gott Technical Services has a long-standing relationship with Benfield Ford after working with them on several developments in recent years. Benfield has been successfully operating a temporary workshop on the premises since the spring of 2012, which was also a joint project between the two family-run firms.

Benfield Ford general manager Terry O’Neil added: “We are delighted with this impressive new Ford development and to be a strong presence for Ford in Sunderland. 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.“

Ian Gott concluded: “As one of the largest Ford dealerships in the North East region, it was an impressive project to work on. Sunderland will certainly prove a natural geographic fit for Benfield and we will also be seeking to work with other businesses in the area.“

Gott Technical Services director Ian Gott with Benfield Ford general manager Terry O’Neil.

One of the two automated test lanes installed in the new workshop.

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