CarComm Coachworks, Ashford – the 2nd CV bodyshop to achieve the VBRA Elite Truck & Van Body Repair standard

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5th January 2023

Selsia CV approved repairer, CarComm Coachworks in Ashford, Middlesex has become the second commercial body repair workshop in the country to achieve the VBRA Elite Truck & Van Body Repair Standard.

VBRA launched this standard in July 2022, to utilise the certifications from the IMI and other bodies to identify the competency of technicians in this complexed repair sector. Although a body repair standard for car repair has been in place since 2007, “no thought was given to a much more important area of body repair – which is trucks, bus & coach, trailers and large vans,” said CarComm Coachworks.

Being “no strangers to rigorous auditing”(thanks to the last 16 annual Mercedes-Benz audits), CarComm Coachworks said it was “determined” to undertake the required audits and inspections put to them by the VBRA.

CarComm Coachworks said it prides itself for returning any make or model of commercial vehicle into its pre-accident state.

Jason Mole, Managing Director of CarComm Coachworks, said:

“Investing in the best equipment, specialist staff training and undergo regular audits to maintain the high standard of repair. 

“It is only right that (our) effort and investments have been recognized by the VBRA. Becoming only the second commercial body repair workshop in the country to complete the audit and be awarded the Elite Truck & Van Body Repair for Structural Member status for Cab & Chassis Repair Capability. 

“This highlights our commitment to the high standard of repair that we give to all of the vehicles that come through our doors,” said Jason, “and we couldn’t be prouder to lead by example in the standard that has been set out by the VBRA.”

Picture: Tom Hudd, NBRA National Manager has presented Jason Mole (right) of CarComm Coachworks with this prestigious membership status.

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