Free collection and return service within a 70-mile radius will be provided for all customers with aluminium vehicles. A total of 50 car-parking spaces will also be available.
David Kelly, Poole Audi managing director, says: “The rising use of aluminium in vehicle production means there is a new demand for specialist body repairs. Repairing aluminium-bodied cars is not the same as steel panelled cars. The process requires a lot more specialist skills and knowledge.”
Staff will be sent to Germany for extensive training and a total of 25 new jobs will be created taking the number of employees to 75. The 1.5-acre site, called Poole Accident Repair Centre, will initially look after Audi, VW, Seat and Skoda cars. There will also be a new and used car preparation centre.