Trustford has expanded its representation of Ford’s Quick Lane Tyre & Autocentre fast-fit network with the opening of a new location in Colchester today (November 20).
The 6,000 square-foot facility is situated on Peartree Road Retail Park, close to Colchester town centre and the Tollgate shopping park, and is the fourth franchised Quick Lane centre to open in the UK this year and the second operated by the AM100 group.
TrustFord opened its first Quick Lane site at Prestwich earlier this year and the Ford of Britain-owned AM100 group’s chairman and chief executive, Stuart Foulds, spoke of further expansion of the network at the retailer's annual conference, in Nottingham, on November 6/7.
John Dines, UK operations director for Quick Lane, said: “Our new Colchester Quick Lane centre is situated in an ideal location with high retail footfall.
“It fits with our mission to provide convenience with confidence, delivering highly professional and transparent automotive servicing and maintenance that fits around our customers’ busy lives.
“By employing the very best local talent to offer a seamless customer journey, we are proving that Quick Lane really is brilliant at the basics.”
Foulds, who has also overseen the expansion of Ford’s Parts Plus wholesale parts operation within the TrustFord business, said: “We fully support the Quick Lane ethos to provide professional service and maintenance repair services with high availability and easy accessibility.
“Our Colchester centre is ideally located for motorists, allowing them to combine vehicle servicing with other important daily duties, in a convenient and hassle-free way.”
Quick Lane centres service all makes and model of vehicle across 13 core maintenance and light repair services and currently operate from more than 15 sites across the UK and over a thousand licensed and franchised centres worldwide.
The franchise has ambitious expansion plans that will see it continue to grow its footprint throughout Europe over the next few years.