Designing and building the ideal workshop fitout

When Audi Alto Central Coast created their brand new, full service dealership, their goal was to, ‘combine flawless design, technology and luxury’. To ensure their new workshop fitout reflected this ethos, they looked to Levanta.

We spoke to George Severino, Group Dealer Principal for Audi Alto Central Coast about the new workshop fitout, and how Levanta helped design and build the ideal end result.

A one-stop-shop for a complete workshop fitout

Levanta’s ability to design and supply the entire workshop fitout was a major factor in their selection to complete the Audi project.

“The workshop fitout industry is so fragmented,” said Mr Severino. “A lot of suppliers just aren’t able to supply every piece of equipment we needed. Levanta were able to do that for us.”

Audi Alto’s new 11 bay workshop features products from across Levanta’s range, from 2 post hoists, in-ground scissor lifts, and knuckle lifts; right through to oil storage and piping, air compressors and impressive Dura workshop benches.

“Going with just one supplier helped make the process far more efficient,” George Severino said. “Because Levanta were responsible for the entire project, we found they were more accountable, they worked better with our builder, and delivered a quality job.”

Designed around the need for workshop efficiency

As with any modern dealership workshop, ensuring an efficient workflow was a primary goal for Audi Alto’s fitout.

Levanta’s experienced team delivered a workshop design with every work bay laid out efficiently, taking into account WH&S needs, and with the most effective allocation of equipment (such as compressed air and oil reels) between bays.

Of course, meeting an OEM’s Corporate Identity requirements is a big part of any new workshop design. The Levanta team worked closely with Audi’s CI guidelines to ensure the finished workshop would be fully compliant. Levanta were also able to supply and install the specified European Dura workshop furniture, at a comparable price to local alternatives.

Another advantage of a modern, efficient, and well-appointed workshop is its appeal, not only to customers, but to current and potential employees too. Audi Alto Central Coast looks for the most skilled and qualified technicians to join their team. And such high quality employees are more likely to be attracted by the right working environment.