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Discussion in 'AMF Mercedes' started by alexanderfoti, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. alexanderfoti

    alexanderfoti MBO Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    Hi all! Pending completion of documentation, we will be re-locating to a larger premises, a few miles down the road in Rochester.

    Only about 18 minutes from the current unit, we will have nearly 4 times the size and will start expanding the tuning side with a chassis dynamometer and will start fitting and balancing tyres in house.

    It will also allow us to provide a waiting room with facilities and give us the space to start doing more engineering, and the equipment that goes with it.

    Watch this space for exciting news!

    On a garage note, this beauty in for a B service and condenser replacement today:

    [​IMG]
     
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  2. Wighty

    Wighty Senior Member

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    :D An emoji says a thousand words . Good luck with it all Alex .
     
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  3. bembo449

    bembo449 Senior Member

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    wow Alex , you don't muck about pal , all the best with it , look forward to reading / seeing the pics of the new gaff ;)
     
  4. V6Matty

    V6Matty Senior Member

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    I see a dyno day for the opening on the cards :D;)
     
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  5. ajlsl600

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    good luck, would say you found a way to avoid much spare time for a while.
     
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    alexanderfoti

    alexanderfoti MBO Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    Thanks all.

    Yes your quite right, no such thing as free time for the past year or so :p

    Great idea, once we are all setup I will get a group dyno day setup, sounds like a good day out.

    I have managed to finish the turbo dieselbike project though :)
     
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    Best of luck with it Alex :D
     
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    umblecumbuz Senior Member

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    Why haven't you opened a branch in Wales yet?
     
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    alexanderfoti

    alexanderfoti MBO Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    As soon as I discover a teleporter, or a cloning machine, I will be there! :)
     
  10. JBell

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    Sounds Fabalous is it
     
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  11. Frosty149

    Frosty149 Senior Member

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    10 mins down the road from me and I’ve just got a replacement E350d - like to hear more about the ‘tuning’?

    You’re not a stalker weirdo are you:eek: :p
     
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  12. LostKiwi

    LostKiwi Senior Member

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    Great news it's all going so well Alex!
     
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    Glad to hear the business has taken off Alex. Moving to bigger premises promises so much more for you and your customers.
    A dyno day sounds good.
     
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    Oh, but you were closer. :(
     
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    alexanderfoti

    alexanderfoti MBO Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    It's not as far as it seems. Can always give it a try :)
     
  16. Chrishazle

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    Amusing for me, my local indie was 8-10 miles away in Ashford but end of last year moved to a much larger unit at the bottom of our village 1 mile away. He went from a unit where he had 1 lift and room for 2-3 other cars to a unit where he has 3 lifts, room inside for probably 6-9 other cars and a secure parking area for another dozen - as well as gaining a reception/waiting office on the front. He's busier than ever, and I can see him having to employ more than the 3-4 mechanics he currently has, so hope you have the same result from moving to larger and better facilities!
     
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    alexanderfoti MBO Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    Hehe its funny. Similar situation.

    I have space for one car, on the ramp, and then the office at the back, that's it at the mo so pretty crampt pretty quickly.

    Finding commercial space that allows garages is a nightmare, I have been looking for 6 months.

    The only caveat at the new place is there is only parking for 2 cars outside, but I am allowed to park more if I ask permission. There is space in the yard for 20+ cars, and we are the only unit bar a storage unit.
     
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    Well done Alex, good to see the business is growing. Hope all goes well for you
     
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  20. Steve@Avantgarde

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    Good luck Alex. I've been through the expansion stage and its tough!!
     

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