Quick Lane grasps opportunity to win MOT business

February 18, 2020

Fast-fit franchise Quick Lane Tyre and Autocentre has now completed DVSA certification for MOT testing at each of its 15 sites.

The global company, which has been operating as a franchise in the UK for a year, wants to win market share in the MOT market through a strategy to provide motorists with convenience with confidence.

 
Currently it promises customers an MOT today or they’ll be charged half-price.

John Dines, UK operations director at Quick Lane UK, said it is now “well on our way” to establishing the Quick Lane franchise in the UK and Europe.

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“We’re finding that our business model is striking a chord with both franchisees and customers alike, who are looking for a different approach to vehicle inspection.

“MOT and servicing remains an area of growth for our centres and we’re also finding that customers are increasingly looking for fast and effective services.

Our transparent approach and convenient opening hours are helping us earn market share and growing the Quick Lane franchise.”

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Dines has also stated that the business has further plans for continued expansion throughout 2020, with existing franchisees also keen to add multiple locations to their Quick Lane portfolios.

“We work closely with each franchisee to help them maximise and grow their territories and this strategy is really paying off across our European network. In the UK and Germany there is demand to expand existing territories, whilst also adding new sites for new franchisees,” Dines added.

Author: Tim Rose

Source: AM Online

TrustFord officially opens Quick Lane fast-fit centre in Colchester

February 4, 2020

TrustFord has hosted an official opening event for its new Colchester Quick Lane fast-fit aftersales centre.

Colchester is home to the Ford of Britain-owned AM100 car retail group’s head office and, as such, was described as an “important location for the company”.

The 5,000 square-foot new facility, situated on Peartree Road Retail Park, close to Colchester town centre and the Tollgate shopping park, represents a £1.1 million investment for TrustFord.

It is the second standalone site for TrustFord, following the opening of their Prestwich site in Greater Manchester.

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Stuart Foulds, the chairman and chief executive of TrustFord, said: “At TrustFord, we’re committed to driving the standard in customer care. We know that efficiency and convenience are crucial for our customers, so we’ve been making investments across our network to ensure the efficient delivery of vehicles and servicing.

“These new facilities will give us the scale and resource to meet our customers’ servicing needs, and help our colleagues deliver the excellent service that they’re known for.”

Wednesday’s (January 29) official opening event saw Foulds and members of his senior leadership team joined by John Dines, operations director at Quick Lane UK; Alan Long, operations manager at Quick Lane UK; and Rakesh Chetal, local operations manager at Quick Lane UK.

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TrustFord said in a statement that the employment opportunities delivered by the new Quick Lane franchises will add to TrustFord’s wider commitment to developing careers for individuals, which has been strengthened by a recent partnership with The Prince’s Trust – giving fifteen 18 to 30-year-olds the chance to undertake free training and become technicians at TrustFord and Quick Lane sites.

The Quick Lane franchise was borne out of consumer research into motorists’ needs from automotive repair centres.

Drivers cited transparency, convenience, confidence and a stress-free environment as their key priorities. This created the Quick Lane ethos: to provide ‘convenience with confidence.’

Dines said: “We understand that people value products and services that give them time back into their day.

“We’re taking away the inconvenience of vehicle repair by offering a rapid service that fits around our customers’ busy lives.

“Our focus is on being brilliant at the basics and providing local motorists with transparency, convenience and confidence and this will be reflected in our new Colchester site.”

By Tom Sharpe

Source: AM Online

Quick Lane growth continues with new Colchester centre

November 27, 2019

QUICK Lane has opened its latest Tyre and Autocentre in Colchester as the brand continues its rapid European growth.

The new facility covers a space of 6,000 sq ft and is situated on Peartree Road Retail Park, close to Colchester town centre and the Tollgate shopping park. It is the fourth franchised Quick Lane centre to open in the UK this year.

 
Quick Lane centres service all makes and model of vehicle across 13 core maintenance and light repair services.

Its centres are focused around giving customers back the thing they value most – time. This is done by providing rapid service and repair functions to a highly professional standard. The new Colchester site is the second to be opened by franchisee TrustFord, which also has a Quick Lane centre in Prestwich, Manchester.

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John Dines, UK operations director, said: “Our new Colchester 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.”

Stuart Foulds, Chairman and Chief Executive of TrustFord, the investor behind the new Quick Lane centre, added: “We fully support the Quick Lane ethos to provide professional service and maintenance repair services with high availability and easy accessibility.

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“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 currently has 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.

By Chris Wright

Source: Motor Trade News

Quick Lane opens new tyre and autocentre in Colchester

November 24, 2019

Quick Lane has opened a tyre and autocentre in Colchester.

The new facility covers 6,000 sq ft and is situated on Peartree Road Retail Park, close to Colchester town centre.

 
It is the fourth franchised centre to open in the UK this year.

Quick Lane currently has more than 15 sites across the UK.

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The franchise has ambitious expansion plans that will see it continue to grow its footprint throughout Europe over the next few years.

John Dines, UK operations director, 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.

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“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.”

Stuart Foulds, chairman and chief executive of TrustFord, added: “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.”

Posted by: Ellis Davies

Source: Motor Trader

Quick Lane to open third UK autocentre in Bracknell

September 3, 2019

Quick Lane Tyre & Autocentre has announced it will open a new location in Bracknell.

This follows the opening of a new facility in Prestwich just a few weeks ago.

 
The new 7,257ft2 facility opens on 9 September 2019 and becomes the third franchised Quick Lane site in the UK.

It will be followed by a fourth location in Colchester later this year.

John Dines, UK operations director for Quick Lane, said the site will enable the brand to deliver on its mission to provide “convenience with confidence.”

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He said: “As Quick Lane continues to grow across the UK and Europe, we are committed to bringing our highly professional, transparent service to our customers in areas with high retail footfall.

“Quick Lane Bracknell is ideally situated to deliver convenient automotive servicing and maintenance that fits around the busy lives of local people, giving them back the one thing they value most – time”

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The new facility will operate seven bays including a dedicated MOT area. It takes over the site of a newly converted trade counter warehouse unit with a glazed entrance, designated parking and signage provision.

Quick Lane continues to invest heavily in its franchise network in Europe. Its Reading location recently invested £40k into new MOT equipment and the business has plans to further expand its network in the UK and Germany in the coming months.

Source: Motor Trader

Quick Lane’s driving plan for franchise expansion in the UK

August 1, 2019

The North American chain, Quick Lane Tyre & Autocentre has opened its first UK franchised outlet in Reading, Berkshire.

The company has ambitious growth plans for the UK for its centres, which offer 13 core maintenance and light repair services, MOT tests and tyres to all vehicle makes and models.

 
Louise Cook, the British Rally Driver, opened the Reading centre. She has a long-term sponsorship relationship with Quick Lane, as she aims to become the first female World Rally Champion.

Quick Lane has also announced that a further site in Berkshire has been agreed for Bracknell, as well as a centre for Prestwich, Greater Manchester.

Globally the company says it has around 1,000 workshops on a licence and franchise basis and has recently launched in Germany where two brand-new centres have opened in Krefeld and Hennef.

Quick Lane explains that by implementing technology at the heart of the customer journey, alongside a fresh new outlook and ethos to team recruitment, it offers investors something different to the industry status quo. It adds that its expansion plans offer the best possible network footprint to keep customers on the road with minimal disruption.

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The company’s focus on delivering ‘time as a commodity’ says that it shows it understands that customers value products and services that give them back time into their day – time to spend doing what they prefer, rather than the inconvenience of a vehicle repair.

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John Dines, UK operations director of Quick Lane UK, commented: “We are focused on providing convenience with confidence by maintaining a transparent and consultative relationship that keeps customers returning.

“Motorists are keeping their vehicles for longer and this offers an exciting opportunity for investors to launch their very own customer-focused tyre and MOT brand in the UK.

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“We work closely with each franchisee, helping them achieve their potential in their exclusive allocated territory. Our franchisees are guided through the pre-opening phase and provided with effective, ongoing support from identifying and securing location and premises, workshop layout and specification, team recruitment and training, data-driven marketing and PR, in addition to experienced and dedicated Local Operations Managers.”

Quick Lane explains that its brand was born out of consumer research regarding motorists’ needs from automotive repair centres. It found that drivers cited transparency, convenience, confidence and a stress-free environment as their key priorities, which led to create the company ethos of providing ‘convenience and confidence’.

Source: Franchise World

New tyre and autocentre opening is second in the UK

July 16, 2019

A new Quick Lane Tyre & Autocentre has opened in Prestwich following substantial investment by TrustFord.

Located on Bury New Road at junction 17 of the M60, the new site takes over a vacant independent garage and car dealership, bringing an influx of new jobs to the local area.

 
Initially five staff have been recruited, but this is expected to grow as the business develops.

Quick Lane centres service all makes and model of vehicle across 13 core maintenance and light repair services.

The fast-growing franchise says it offers motorists a new customer experience that implements technology at the heart of the customer journey.

According to John Dines, UK operations director, Quick Lane, the new Prestwich site will focus on delivering ‘time as a commodity‘, providing rapid service and repair functions to a highly-professional standard.

The new centre will also offer motorists a free 30-point vehicle health check to ensure that cars remain safe on the road.

Mr Dines said: “We understand that people value products and services that give them time back into their day.

“We’re taking away the inconvenience of vehicle repair by offering a rapid service that fits around our customers’ busy lives.

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“Our focus is on being brilliant at the basics and providing local motorists with transparency, convenience and confidence and this will be reflected in our new Prestwich site.”

Quick Lane Prestwich is the second franchised Quick Lane centre in the UK and was made possible following significant investment from TrustFord.

It joins a global network of more than 1,000 workshops in 32 countries, which operate on a license and franchise basis.

The Quick Lane franchise was borne out of consumer research regarding motorists’ needs from automotive repair centres.

Drivers cited transparency, convenience, confidence and a stress-free environment as their key priorities. This created the Quick Lane ethos: to provide ‘convenience with confidence.’

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Stuart Foulds, chairman and chief executive of Colchester-based TrustFord which is part of the Ford motor group, said: “In line with the Quick Lane ethos we’re committed to driving the standard in customer care.

“We know that efficiency and convenience are crucial for our customers, and are therefore committed to investing in the efficient delivery of highly professional and convenient servicing and maintenance.

“These new facilities give us the scale and resource to meet our customers’ servicing needs, and help Quick Lane deliver the excellent service it is known for.”

By Neil Hodgson

Source: The Business Desk

Fast-fit operator going ‘back to basics‘ with opening of first UK franchise

June 23, 2019

The first-ever UK-franchised Quick Lane Tyre & Autocentre has opened in Reading, as the fast-fit operator brings a hugely successful North American chain to investors across Europe.

Quick Lane, which globally already has around 1,000 workshops on a license and franchise basis, has outlined its ambitious growth plans for the UK to provide its customers with transparency, convenience and confidence across 13 core maintenance and light repair services.

 
Just a few months after opening its first UK-franchised site in Reading, Quick Lane Tyre & Autocentre is undertaking exciting preparations to open two more locations in Bracknell and Prestwich in the immediate future. The company, which services all vehicle makes and models, is focused on its mission to give customers back the most valuable thing to them…time.

By implementing technology at the heart of the customer journey, alongside a fresh new outlook and ethos to team recruitment, Quick Lane is offering investors something different to the industry status quo. Its ambitious expansion plans offer the best possible network footprint to keep customers on the road with minimal disruption.

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The Reading store was opened by Quick Lane’s long-term sponsee, British rally driver Louise Cook, before the company announced that further sites have already been agreed for Bracknell and Prestwich. These ambitious growth plans are part of a wider expansion strategy, which has already seen Quick Lane move into Germany in early 2019, where two brand-new centres have opened in Krefeld and Hennef. These new European locations help to complement the already strong USA operation that’s been running for a number of years on a licence basis.

Quick Lane’s focus on delivering ‘time as a commodity’ shows the company understands that customers value products and services that give them back time into their day – time to spend doing what they prefer, rather than the inconvenience of vehicle repair.

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John Dines, UK operations director, Quick Lane UK, commented: “We are focused on providing convenience with confidence by maintaining a transparent and consultative relationship that keeps customers returning. Motorists are keeping their vehicles for longer and this offers an exciting opportunity for investors to launch their very own customer-focused tyre and MOT brand in the UK.

“We work closely with each Franchisee, helping them achieve their potential in their exclusive allocated territory. Our Franchisees are guided through the pre-opening phase and provided with effective, ongoing support from identifying and securing location and premises, workshop layout and specification, team recruitment and training, data-driven marketing and PR, in addition to experienced and dedicated Local Operations Managers.”

Source: BDaily