AW announces 12th site

AW Repair Group is planning to take eco-bodyshops to the next level with the opening of their 12th site later this year.

Pioneering new electricity harness and storage technology, the 13,000 sqft Sheffield site will be working towards using its solar-generated power to support the operation of electric spraybooths.

Founder and CEO Andrew Walsh said: “The storage technology is almost there and it is very exciting to be developing a new bodyshop with solar powered booths in our sights. The availability of components unfortunately means we cannot have the electric booth ready for the opening but we will have everything in place to make the switch as soon as the parts become available.

“The spraybooth is the largest consumer of power in the bodyshop so reducing carbon footprint on this piece of equipment is vital as we continue on our journey to net zero. We will also continue to use UV drying technologies and air-dry products to keep our carbon footprint to a minimum.”

The purpose-built repair centre will boost the company’s commitment to carbon reduction with the use of air source heating. It will also include multiple electric charging points and dedicated TecKnowlogy Repair Booths within a multi-material repair cabin for electric and multi-material repairs.