Transport company expands offering at headquarters
A Plymouth-based company specialising in campervan conversions and vehicle repairs has installed and registered a new MOT station on site with help from asset finance provider Ignition.
Colebrook Transporters has been established, and thriving, as an expert in campervan conversions and repairs since 2013, and until now has partly outsourced MOT services by providing its own specialist mechanics but hiring a local MOT bay.
It is anticipated that the upgraded garage facilities will boost revenue and productivity and make more MOT appointments available for its growing customer base.
Truro-based Ignition provides financial support to SMEs via commercial loans for specific business purposes, or by financing a wide range of business assets including vehicles, machinery and equipment.
It was able to assist Colebrook Transporters with the funding required for the site preparation, the installation of the new MOT station, and its equipment.
The new MOT bay is now fully operational and approved for vehicle classes 4 (standard cars and caravans), 5 (larger vans and minibuses) and 7 (heavier goods vehicles).
According to one of Colebrook Transporters’ three Directors, Jamie Parr, creating the new MOT station was a substantial undertaking which involved organising initial planning approvals, clearing and preparing the site, arranging the extraction of concrete and soil to accommodate the pit, and finally having the MOT bay and equipment fully installed.
He comments: “This has certainly been a significant project for us, but one we have been keen to progress with, due to the clear benefits the MOT station will bring to our business and to our customers.
“Ignition’s support throughout this process has been invaluable. Our contact, Ross, is always on hand and available for phone calls and site visits, and is swift and efficient at organising the paperwork. That personal touch is important to us, and it’s reassuring that he has a good understanding of our business and our requirements.”
Ross Hyde, relationship manager at Ignition comments: “Our relationship with Jamie and the team at Colebrook began in 2017. Since then, we have assisted with a variety of purchases to accelerate the company’s growth.
“I’m particularly delighted to see this latest project go live as it’s a key milestone for Colebrook and will take their services to the next level. I am excited for the future and look forward to collaborating again soon.”