C&C creates 25 jobs in Wolverhampton
Accident repair specialist C&C Vehicle Services has expanded into the West Midlands, launching a flagship 30,000 sq ft facility in Wolverhampton and creating 25 new jobs.
The new branch – fitted out at a cost of £250,000 – offers 30 working areas for everything from minor body repairs on vans, trucks, trailers, buses and coaches, to chassis re-alignment and major accident damage.
It follows just 12 months after Mark Newnes led a management buyout of the business, which resulted in Adam Nanyn re-investing in the company to become commercial director.
Mr Newnes, now managing director, said: “Expanding into the Midlands marks the first stage in an ambitious growth project to take C&C from an established regional player into a national one. The business has a long history of trading with some of the biggest accident management companies and national fleets, which ensured we had a commitment to cover additional postcodes from day one.”
Situated close to junction two of the M54, the new site offers a workshop which is 6,000 sq ft larger that the company’s existing facility in Oldham, plus an acre of parking for customer and staff vehicles.
“In this business your reputation for quality and reliability is everything. Being able to open our doors in the West Midlands with a strong flow of work is a fantastic position to be in and we’re planning to create a further 10 new jobs in Wolverhampton before the summer," said Mr Newnes.
Before opening, the former workshop was completely refurbished in a project led by Daron Salmons, national operations manager for C&C adding a spray booth, dust extraction facilities, new ramps and a Car-O-Liner van jig, amongst a wealth of additional tooling and equipment. Combined, the investment makes this one of the best equipped facilities of its kind in the West Midlands.
C&C’s head office remains in Oldham, but deployment of the latest generation EMACS bodyshop management system and cloud-based IT systems means workflow can be controlled centrally. This gives C&C the ability to flex jobs between its Oldham and Wolverhampton sites according to demand, ensuring repairs can be completed for customers in the shortest time possible.
Both sites operate their own recovery fleets, enabling C&C to offer a collection and delivery service for even the most badly damaged light and heavy vehicles.
C&C has also appointed a national sales manager, Brian Jenkins, who will support the continued flow of work into both locations.
The new site is managed by Colin Bannister, general manager Midlands. It is open 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and located at Boundary Industrial Estate, Stafford Road.