In-house project management team delivers improved efficiencies
Levanta has handed over a brand new, full turn-key workshop fitout for Bridgestone’s Rockhampton branch.
The Bridgestone B-Select franchisee carried out extensive research before locking in a supplier, and spoke to several of Levanta’s previous clients. Their feedback convinced the franchisee to select Levanta for the workshop fitout job.
Andrew Walsh, Bridgestone Australia’s Auto Service Advisor for Queensland, said, “We engaged Levanta because we wanted to partner with an industry-recognised supplier of quality equipment, and somebody who was able to maintain our standards within the partnership.”
The workshop – a new build from the ground up – had to comply with Bridgestone’s Corporate Identity requirements. “It was a “turn-key” build, everything from the floors to brand new equipment, colour matched specifically for Bridgestone,” said Andrew.
Backup service and support for the new equipment would be critically important to the new franchisee. Levanta’s national support network was another key factor in their decision.
Quality workshop equipment and seamless fitouts from Levanta
Bridgestone’s Andrew Walsh summarised the fitout experience: “Everything was very transparent and seamless. I would recommend Levanta to anybody that is looking at establishing a business and wanting to fit it out with new, quality equipment,” he said.
Levanta works with major tyre retailers, dealership chains, the mining industry and many other clients throughout Australia. Our team of fitout experts have the experience to deliver a custom design that meets and exceeds your business’s requirements.
Levanta fitout team works closely alongside Bridgestone
Thanks to Levanta’s in-house project management team, the communication process with Bridgestone’s project management team and the new franchisee was very clear. This took some of the pressure off Bridgestone’s national team to ensure a smooth and timely delivery of the project.
Although the new Bridgestone B-Select franchisee did have prior experience in service stations, they were new to the tyre business. That meant they needed a workshop partner that could recommend the right equipment for the business – not simply supplying a ‘cookie cutter’ design used at other sites.
“With wheel alignments it’s very important to get a car in and out as quickly as possible,” Andrew said. “There’s expectations as to how long they are going to wait for an alignment, so it needs to be streamlined.”
While Bridgestone B-Select have a standard layout for their tyre workshops, Levanta were able to design a slightly better layout for this site, by identifying some specific efficiencies.
And of course, as a brand new business it was extremely important that the workshop fitout delivered the best possible ROI for the budget.
“Where Levanta did quite well was ensuring that the tyre fitting machines were in place in front of the fitting bays,” Andrew said. “This ensured that care of ease and workplace health and safety were all taken into account for the fitters.”
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