Planning

When building a new workshop, bodyshop, franchise dealership, or re-developing an existing site the layout is critical to the eventual efficient running and profitability. You only have one chance to achieve your objective, and to have to identify and correct mistakes at a later stage can be disasterous.

Time taken at the beginning of any development with our professional help and expertise on the design and layout of your 'dream concept' will pay dividends in the smooth and efficient running of the facility.

 
Greenfield Sites

This picture portrays a finished Toyota dealership which was purpose built to meet the franchise standards and client stringent criteria.

When working with a green field site development it is important to liaise closely with the client, architect, and all interested parties from the outset.

For further information on this service please contact me through the Contact Details page.

Bodyshops
Daytona System

This picture shows a body jig system which can be used for both minor pulls and major crash repair. This system is modular so can grow when new repair techniques are introduced.

The range of Bodyshop / Paintshop equipment we can supply is very comprehensive, please contact us for further details.

The aspects of vehicle flow, staffing levels, and job through put for current and possible future demands are all taken into careful consideration in all designs. 

Special consideration is given to legal requirements such as COSHH, EPA, and H&S 

(for more information see the Consultancy and Health and Safety pages)

Workshops

This picture shows a compact, 'fast fit' style workshop design featuring a central reservation with all service facilities for work bays. 

This well laid out and planned design makes best use of the floor space available.

When designing workshops it is important to fully understand and allow for staff levels, types of services to be offered, the size and shape of the workshop, and any franchise requirements.
Special consideration is given to legal requirements.

 From past experience every job is different and each must be judged on its own merits. 

Special consideration is given to legal requirements such as COSHH, EPA, and H&S 

(for more information see the Consultancy and Health and Safety pages)

 

Dealerships

With the ever changing concepts in dealership design, driven by vehicle manufacturers customer care programmes, the workshop is not just that necessary evil that one needs to service the customers cars, but is now a very important element in the profitable running of the entire dealership.

A dealerships premises comprises more than just a workshop and bodyshop many elements are required to ensure efficiency and smooth running, the same can also be said about many other types of automotive sales and service outlets.

Dealership planning looks at the site as a whole and not as a series of individual zones. 

Merlong Services Ltd. 2009