EvoBus London Service Partner

EvoBus UK has appointed Automania Garage Services (AGS) as an authorised Service Partner in the London region for the Mercedes-Benz and Setra coach and bus brands.

Next month, AGS will open a £6m development on a two-acre site close to Heathrow Airport and near to the M4 and M25 (pictured). It will include a 64,000ft2 workshop with 39 bays, 17 of which will have pits. The facility will also have two Authorised Testing Facility lanes.

“AGS is a welcome addition to our Service Partner network in the London region,” says EvoBus UK Managing Director Michael Thielmann. “Its proven track record of customer service is at the heart of what both our businesses are about.

“We have full confidence in the ability of commitment of Operations Director Richard Holmes and Finance Director Paul McGerty and their colleagues to provide our mutual customers with the timely, efficient and cost-effective aftersales support they expect.”

To facilitate the integration of the coach and bus element of the business, most of the fully trained EvoBus service team currently located in Southall will join AGS at Heathrow in July. The Southall location will then close.

A combination of knowledge and high-quality facilities at Heathrow means that EvoBus UK “is certain that customers based in the London area will benefit enormously from this new venture,” says the dealership.

Adds Mr Holmes: “AGS recognises the importance of restricting downtime to an absolute minimum. That is why we provide quick-response services with minimal workshop lead times, collection and delivery of vehicles and MoT testing at times that suit our customers.

“We’ve been made to feel very welcome by the team at EvoBus UK and we are determined to do our very best for its Mercedes-Benz and Setra customers.”