An update from John Biggin & the Keltruck management team.
Having just seen the accounts for March, I am delighted with the results from all areas of the business. All Depots have performed well with record levels of business. New & Used Sales and Contracts have all done extremely well.
Thanks for all your hard work!!
Welcome to Simon Hobson who joined the company as Financial Controller on 2nd April.
Deputy Managing Director
West Bromwich Depot
West Bromwich depot have recently purchased a damaged Scania K113, 49 seater coach which has been fitted with an Irizar body. This is currently being worked on and shows that our highly skilled bodyshop staff are capable of undertaking any major repairs on any make or model of commercial vehicle. Once the vehicle has been completed the coach will be for sale, so any potential customers interested please contact David Morgan – +44 (0)7711 638 802 / +44(0)121 524 1802 or – for further details.
The bodyshop have taken on two new employees to enhance the bodyshop labour sales and to produce a production line to repair damaged cabs. Paul Maycock has joined as a Trainee panel beater & Jonathan Dayus has joined as a Painter Preparer.
Congratulations to Ross and Amanda Hill on their ‘new arrival’ Rhys David Hill.
I would like to thank all the Aftersales team (Parts, Service, Bodyshop, Recycling and admin staff) for all their hard work and efforts in the first quarter which has been a record for West Bromwich in both turnover and profits.
General Manager, West Bromwich Depot
We are currently looking to recruit a Workshop Controller for the Walsall depot. For further information regarding the position, please contact Terry Retter on +44 (0)7711 638 828 / +44 (0)1922 641 888 or (all enquiries will be treated as strictly confidential).
After getting off to a false start with the move planned at Christmas time ready for the New Year, Coventry staff eventually moved into the new premises. The office staff moved first leaving technicians at the old premises until 28th March. Computers & telephones were switched off as planned on Friday 16th March. Although problems were initially experienced with the new telephones, all calls were transferred to Tamworth. The team at Coventry pulled together and managed with Sean at the front line. On a personal note, I would like to thank all the staff at Coventry for pulling together and especially Sean for giving 110% when it was needed. The Coventry depot welcome Clifford Campion back as Parts Assistant.
Regional Depot Manager
The Droitwich extension is coming on well… The roof is on and the brickwork is going up, the pits will be made soon & when these are fitted, the floor slab can be laid so hopefully we are looking at a completion time in May. I would like to say thanks to everybody for all the hard work that has been put in over the last quarter and to the lads at Droitwich who have been very restricted to space while the extension has been going up. (Thanks for putting up with all the mess!) Well done & thank you to all.
Esso & Kingsbury VMU
Ashley Whitehouse has joined Esso / Kingsbury operation as Supervisor. Ashley will be taking control of the day to day running of these two depots & wish him all the best in the future.
Congratulations to Ian Adams who has been promoted to Depot Supervisor. Ian will be taking control of the day to day running of the depot. I look forward to working with the Cheltenham depot team and seeing the depot go from strength to strength!
Regional Depot Manager
Top of the League
YTD we have registered 172 chassis giving us 31% market share, against our closet rivals – Volvo, who have registered 80 with a 14% market share, and Leyland Daf who have registered 78 chassis and also have 14% market share. Great start, and I’m sure that we can keep it up. Thanks to all involved and for Aftersales support. Used Sales have also had another cracking month in March, selling 32 vehicles (93 YTD). Terrific performance. Well done!