Technology investment for group’s bodyshop departments

Posted on 25 Sep 2008

JenningsFord has invested tens of thousands of pounds to further improve technology at its four accident repair centres across the region.

As Part of JenningsFord’s on-going investment programme, the bodyshop departments based at Middlesbrough, Stockton, Gateshead and South Shields, have recently installed a number of Mig Brazing machines.

The machines have been introduced in order to comply with ever changing manufacturer materials: high strength and Boron steels, which is used in today’s modern car design.

The Boron steel, which has a high carbon content is extremely hard and used in passenger compartments and around the passenger ‘Safety Cell’ as well as in structural areas offering high crash strength resistance. Boron and High Strength Steels (HSS) are now common place in modern car manufacture. They can commonly be found in the ‘B’ posts, sills and chassis areas, rear cross members and as roll over bars.

In addition to the Mig Brazing machines being installed across the group, new Inverter Spot Welder machines have also been installed in order to weld today’s steels effectively. The Inverter Spot Welder machines have the facility to record and store data from every weld produced, as well as store vehicle data for each job task making all welds traceable.

Nicky Dalkin, operations director for the Jennings Motor Group, said; “The recent investment in the instalment of the new advanced technology machinery across our four accident repair centres further demonstrates our dedication and continuous commitment to quality workmanship and customer care.”

Last year, the group’s four bodyshop departments repaired a total of 7778 vehicles across the branch network throughout the region.

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