Essex Ford's Accident Repair Centre Wins a Ford Excellence Award

On October 29th, the Ford Impact 2014 bodyshop conference and exhibition was held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry at which Essex Ford beat rivals to the crown of Large Bodyshop Of The Year!

Back after a hiatus in 2013, Ford’s Impact Conference, Exhibition and Excellence Awards were attended by over 300 delegates from the bodyshop industry, including directors from the Ford Motor Company, dealers, insurance companies, and other members of the Ford network. Opened by Ford of Great Britain Chairman and Managing Director Mark Ovenden, the event saw a trade fair, excellent keynote sessions and the awards ceremony.

The trophy was received by Essex Ford's ARC Manager Kevin Weaver from the award's sponsors SATA and Dave Phatak, Marketing Manager for Ford Aftersales in the UK.

Based in the Pipps Hill area of Basildon, just outside of the Festival Leisure Park, Essex Ford's Accident Repair Centre carries out quick yet high-quality repairs no matter what the make or model of the vehicle, or which insurance company is involved, helping to get customers back on the road as fast as possible and with a minimum of fuss.

The Accident Repair Centre's aim is to take the stress out of what may already be a stressful enough situation after a scrape. After getting an appointed estimate or a recovery, customers decide whether it will be an insurance claim, a third-party claim or a private claim. The Centre's tried and tested efficient processes then take over while customers get to use a courtesy vehicle (if their insurance covers it).

An experienced estimator goes over damaged vehicles in great detail to give customers a fair quote for the repair work that's required, before a fully-itemised appraisal is prepared using the latest visual imaging systems available. Once customers have approved the proposed work, the Accident Repair Centre's highly-trained technicians, panel beaters and paint sprayers spring into action.

Using computerised jigs and welding equipment, vehicles are repaired and restored to factory standard before a thorough final check with a courtesy wash and vacuum. Customers can then drive away safe in the knowledge of an award-winning job well done and workmanship that is guaranteed for three years.

Well done to all our staff at the Accident Repair Group!