Local car repairs firm opens new premises

AW Repair Group has announced the opening of its 11th site in Lincoln.

The 14,000sq ft site in Lincoln opened its doors last week following an extensive fit-out programme.

AW Lincoln compromises of a 10M drive-through Junair Spraybooth with QAD drying technology and full downdraught, Skate & Rail Vehicle Transfer System, inset mid-rise lifts, wheel alignment scissor lift, Car-O-Liner Bench Rack and Car-O-Tronic Measuring System.

The site is prepared with EV battery storage, ADAS calibration equipment and is preparing for the addition of a specialist multi-material bay as further demand rises.

Andrew Walsh, Founder and CEO, said: “We not only have the technology but also the awareness and training in our teams to ensure we are fully ready for the future.

“It’s no longer feasible to set up a new site in the traditional way and space has already been allocated for emerging technologies becoming the every day norm.”

Steve Hoe, Technical Development & VM Executive added: “The Lincoln site is the first to pioneer Junair’s new UV Extraction Priming System, which will significantly increase paint throughput, allowing vehicles to be primed without using a spraybooth.

“This coupled with the Sikkens Autosurfacer UV primer dries using a UVB lamp in as little as 60 seconds.

“The Sikkens Autowave Basecoat can dry at low bake temperatures, perfect for Electric and Hybrid vehicles.”

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The additional site will create 18 jobs including two apprenticeship opportunities.

“I am pleased we are continuing to invest in our own ADAS calibration equipment because very soon each vehicle will need some form of ADAS recalibration following a repair.”

“ADAS features rely heavily on sensors that continuously monitor the environment around the vehicle, making the sensors a safety-critical aspect of any repair process.

“We have multiple qualified ADAS technicians across our group.

“The implementation of the UK Insurance Industry Requirements (IIR) for the safe repair of ADAS-equipped vehicles has certainly come at the right time.”