Perfect 10 for the Vella Group

The Vella Group has opened its 10th bodyshop and third LV= General Insurance Sole Supply site.

The Vella Group Bradford is 14,000 sqft site and boasts the latest repair technology including a Hunter Pro-Align machine, an STL 8m downdraft side-loading spraybooth including a skate-and-rail system and an AkzoNobel Sikkens Autowave paint system.  Technician workbays are equipped with scissor lifts, along with TVs to allow quick access to repair methods and job details.

Energy-efficient high-lux LED lighting inside the workshop offers a bright working environment, while charging points inside and outside the bodyshop ensure that the site is equipped to repair the next generation of electric vehicles.

The site will be managed by Andy Pearson, who joins the group with a team of 12 technicians and three office staff, strengthening the overall Vella Group team to more than 280 people spread across 10 locations.

Marc Holding, managing director, The Vella Group, said: “We are delighted to have opened our 10th The Vella Group bodyshop, and our third LV= sole supply site. Bradford represents a new region for us, and we are really excited to be expanding our footprint and welcoming new colleagues into the team.

“Investing in new sites is a core part of our growth strategy. This is the third new build bodyshop that we have opened in the last two years, and we are pleased to be able to offer high quality, additional capacity to our customers.  We are working on further expansion and will be opening more new sites during the course of this year.”