Dagenham bodyshop AJC Wilson scoops a prestigious award from the Motor industry


July 2009

AJC Wilson based in south Dagenham a BSI Kitemark certified bodyshop has scooped the ‘Bodyshop of the Year Award’ at the Motor Trader Industry Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane on 8 July.

Motor Trader Industry Awards, now in their 19th year, acknowledge and reward the best performers in the motor industry, those companies and individuals who excelled in the toughest trading environment in living memory.

Not to all bodyshops are the same. Repairing modern, technologically advanced motor vehicles has never been more challenging with more complex vehicle design technicians have to be more skilful and competent now. An important feature to look for in a bodyshop is BSI Kitemark approval.

To earn the BSI Kitemark, vehicle body repair shops must prove that they conform to tough new standards set down in PAS 125. These include strict requirements that focus on skills, repair methods, equipment and materials. In addition, workshops must demonstrate that they have repair process management controls in place to monitor activities. All these elements are then assessed by independent BSI inspectors and must meet stringent benchmarks to be awarded the valuable benchmark by BSI.

AJC Wilson was established over 10 years ago and was the first body repairer in the UK to be awarded the BSI Kitemark for Vehicle Body Repairs.

Chris Oliver, Managing Director at AJC Wilson, commented: “Our philosophy is simple and effective we put our customers at the centre of our activities and develop the people in our business by investing in our staff through training.

"We are delighted that AJC Wilson has won this award and we believe by putting customer values at the centre of our business this has allowed us to deliver an outstanding service to our customers."

Scott Hanney, BSI sales manager added: "AJC Wilson have truly embraced the essence of Kitemark in from being one of the first licensees to winning this award – showing that Kitemark continues to benefit the organisation, its business and customers year on year."

For further information on AJC Wilson visit www.ajc-bodyshop.com or contact 0208 592 6111.

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