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Bott Ashby invests in the future

Bott Ashby invests in the future

Bott enhances its vehicle conversion facilities in Ashby with a new EV ready £1m workshop extension

With the commercial vehicle sector in a period of significant change, Bott has recognised the need to prepare for evolving customer requirements and invested in a new, flexible workspace at Ashby which in future can be designated entirely to hybrid and e-vehicle conversions.

In October 2019, Bott proudly opened a £1m, 1200 square metre extension to their main vehicle conversion facilities in Ashby de la Zouch. The workshop provides up to 25 additional conversion bays, making a total of over 80 flexible spaces on the site.

The new building includes 3 bays suitable for work on alternative fuel vehicles. The whole extension can also be separated off when required, enabling the Bott team to efficiently and safely convert larger batches of e-vans in a segregated area.

  • Supports efficient and flexible working and future growth
  • EV-ready – including 6 new flexible EV charge points able to react to power demands across the site & a further 14 on site charging points planned for 2020
  • 70 new trees to be planted on site to improve the local environment
  • Over 50 additional staff have been recruited to meet increased demand

The new building was opened by Managing Director Kevin Woodward, who commented:

“I am delighted with this additional investment in our Ashby site. It will enable Bott to maintain the flexibility required to deliver changing customers’ needs, including for EVs and future vehicle solutions!”

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