Motus Commercials, a division of Motus Group (UK), is hosting an official opening event of a brand new purpose-built workshop at its Volkswagen Van Centre franchise outlet in Derby, on Monday 27th March 2023.

Located on Ashbourne Road in Mackworth, the VW Van Franchise has so far used the facilities within the wider commercial vehicle dealership, but advances in vehicle technology in recent times have led to a need for a bespoke, VW-specific workshop environment.

“The existing facility no longer enabled us to be able to provide the service needed to customers, particularly following the success of the VW Crafter and new technology like BEV,” explains Gareth Kaye, LCV Franchise Director.
“This new facility will provide much shorter lead times for customers and make the work environment much better for technicians, which will in turn aid productivity.”

Gareth has been involved with the project from Day 1, alongside a Property Director and local build specialist, Davlyn Construction Ltd.
Gareth explains, “The project has been fairly smooth going, with some usual hiccups along the way but nothing major. Davlyn Construction has been a pleasure to work with and we’d like to thank their team and also Andy Ong, our Service Manager at the dealership for managing the day-to-day on-site.”
A similar scheme is planned for the Nottingham Volkswagen Van Centre later this year, as Motus Commercials continues to build on its relationship with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

The official opening event will notably be attended by Cian O’Brien (Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles), Sylvain Charbonnier (Group Aftersales Manager of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles), and Matt Lawrenson (Managing Director of Motus Commercials), among other team members within the partnership and customers too. There will be an official ribbon cutting and a chance to explore the new state-of-the-art facility.