Workshop design and aesthetics have been rated as “particularly important” for both technicians and customers in a recent survey of independent garages.
The figures show that 99 per cent of respondents agree that workshop aesthetics are important, not only to those working in them but also to attract and maintain customer loyalty.
64 per cent said “everything has its place” in their garage, while 31 per cent say they work in an “organised mess”.
Just five per cent admitted that they can “never find anything”.
When it comes to storage, 59 per cent treasure “expensive equipment” in workshop cabinets compared to ten per cent who keep their tools “in the box, on the floor” and seven per cent who said “wherever they can find space”.
Almost half of independents say they have considered fitted workshop furniture but 33 per cent believe such storage solutions would prove too costly.
Five per cent were unaware of fitted storage solutions while 18 per cent say they already have fitted furniture.
“Clean, organised and efficient”
Dura director, Stephen Brooks told GW: “It’s hugely encouraging to see that the majority percentage of independent garages are thinking seriously about both the aesthetics and also the function of their workshops.
“Customer perception, retention, perceived value and looking after your technicians by providing a clean, organised and efficient environment in which to work and be proud of, are all important factors in automotive workshops.
“Dura’s approach to creating integrated modular workshop systems puts you in control of the end result.
“Whether it’s a small and simple design for a compact working area or if you are creating your dream tool storage system over a number of years as it suits your business, Dura are here to help you every step of the way from the design service through to installation.”
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