Inside The Strategic Alliance Between Elite Garages & Bosch Car Service
Elite Garages and Bosch Car Service (BCS) are excited to announce their new strategic partnership, with Elite Garages representing the largest group to join the network in the UK and Ireland. Customers visiting an Elite Garages Bosch Car Service Centre can expect to receive consistent high-quality service from highly competent service technicians using quality parts and state-of-the-art tools and equipment.
About Elite Garages
Elite Garages has been a family-run business for over 60 years, with 3 generations working together alongside an experienced and dedicated team across the entire group. With a strong focus on customer service, the company has grown to be one of the most trusted and respected garages and vehicle service centres in the UK.
Employing 300 staff and expecting turnover to reach £65 million in 2023, Elite Garages were excited by the concept of partnering with another well-established brand. In addition to 16 vehicle repair centres, Elite Garages operates 9 petrol stations, 10 convenience stores, a major tyre wholesale business and a rental property business.
Further testament to Elite Garages’ commitment to providing exceptional services is winning the ‘Best Regional Garage Group in the UK’ at the 2022 Garage Awards. For those who don’t know, this award recognises the best garage group in the UK with a focus on jobs completed, customer service and customer reviews!
What Does The Elite Garages Bosch Car Service Partnership Mean For You?
As part of this strategic partnership, Elite Garages will become an approved Bosch Car Service Centre for servicing and repairs. Not only is this a mutually beneficial business partnership but Elite Garages customers will also stand to gain tremendously.
The partnership will provide Elite Garages with access to more technical and business training, industry-leading diagnostic equipment, quality parts and audits to name a few. Elite Garages will also be able to expand its electric vehicle (EV) offering and further explore Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) in the future.
By partnering with Bosch Car Service, Elite Garages customers can look forward to an efficient, well-equipped automotive workshop staffed by friendly, experienced and knowledgeable technicians. The quality of service is guaranteed – from MOTs to tyres, servicing, and mechanical repairs – ensuring your vehicle will remain in its best condition for years to come.
The partnership will also provide Elite Garages with access to the Bosch range of automotive parts, which are known for their quality and longevity.
A Word From Elite Garages On The Bosch Car Service Partnership
Richard Whittemore (Managing Director) said, “we visited the Bosch Car Service stand and the concept sounded very interesting. We had several meetings after this, and it became clear that the BCS programme would be mutually beneficial for our businesses. We’re thrilled to announce our new partnership with Bosch Car Service, which provides a professional workshop concept, business support and a premium national brand. We can build on our well-known family business in partnership with Bosch. As our company continues to grow, we knew it was the right time to partner with another well-established premium automotive brand.”
Kelsie Whittemore (Management) added, “The Bosch Car Service technical and business training will be very beneficial to our team, as well as industry-leading diagnostic equipment and expertise, quality parts, audits and more. The BCS franchise builds on over 100 years of success and expertise in the industry, and the brand’s technical competence in the OE sector. We will be working alongside Bosch to expand our EV offering, as well as looking at ADAS in the future.”
Dave Morrison (Operations Manager) also said, “Promoting Bosch branded automotive parts provides guaranteed quality and longevity for our customers. The Bosch range is fantastic – from wipers and bulbs to batteries and brakes. There isn’t a car on the road that doesn’t have Bosch parts in it. We’re looking forward to the new image and signage for our branches, which continues to promote our well-recognised Elite Garages brand, combining this with the powerful Bosch brand.”
What Bosch Car Service (BCS) Thinks About Partnering With Elite Garages
Bosch Car Service has partnered with Elite Garages to extend its network to more than 350 locations across the United Kingdom and Ireland. Bosch Car Service is a network of independent garages that deliver high quality vehicle servicing, maintenance, and repairs for all makes and models.
David Lomas, the head of Bosch Car Service at Bosch UK & Ireland, said: “Everyone at Bosch Car Service is looking forward to working with our new partners at Elite Garages. Like all the partners in our network, Elite Garages provide expert advice, repairs and service and they have a long history of running a successful company. We have more than 350 Bosch Car Service locations across the UK and Ireland and we’re excited to expand that to include Elite Garages’ network across southern and south east England.”
With the partnership of Elite Garages and Bosch Car Service, customers are guaranteed nothing short of excellence. When visiting an Elite Garages Bosch Car Service Centre, customers can expect a high functioning vehicle workshop with high standards, quality equipment, highly competent service technicians, consistent service quality and quality parts used. The wide range of services includes MOTs, tyres, servicing and mechanical repairs.
Visit the Elite Garages website to find out more about the wide range of services on offer, including MOTs, car servicing, wheel alignment, tyres, exhausts, batteries, cambelt replacement, clutch repairs and replacement, brake replacement and more. Remember to keep an eye on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for announcements and updates on the Bosch Car Service partnership and other interesting posts.