The Toyota (GB) Vehicle Refurbishment Centre at Royal Portbury Dock in Bristol provides state-of-the art facilities which can repair and refurbish 1,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles a month. Walon UK says this will allow greater control and management of stock.
The 5,000 square metre centre has a new workshop area that includes dust extraction systems, inspection-grade lighting and an overhead infra-red curing system, which allows for roller primer applications, to increase the speed of certain vehicle repairs.
Walon managing director Russell Brown said: 'The design of the new facility has been produced with a long-term development strategy to ensure that it can adapt to any predicted changes in the market for Toyota (GB) over the next 10 years.'
Paul Bromley, vehicle logistics manager at Toyota (GB), said: 'We have worked with Walon since January 1992 and have always valued the very close and open working relationship that exists between the two companies.
'This new centre is expected to handle over 12,000 new and used vehicles for us per annum and represents another positive development in our joint partnership with Walon.'