GM Coachwork opens new facility
Specialist vehicle converter GM Coachwork has officially opened its new multi-million-pound manufacturing facility in Heathfield, Newton Abbot.
The grand opening event was addressed by guest speaker Mike Hawes, CEO of the Society of Motor Manufacturer and Traders (SMMT).
This latest expansion comes on the heels of strong year-on-year growth for the company. The business has enjoyed healthy growth and demand for its range of wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAV’s), minibuses and campervans. The new premises allows the business to increase production to meet growing customer demand and simultaneously offer shorter delivery times for customers.
“This is not only an opportunity to bring more jobs to the area, but it also allows us to further expand our manufacturing capabilities and meet the growing needs of the market” – David Vooght, CEO of GM Coachwork
“We’re very pleased to announce the opening of a new production facility in Heathfield.” says David Vooght, CEO of GM Coachwork. “This is not only an opportunity to bring more jobs to the area, but it also allows us to further expand our manufacturing capabilities and meet the growing needs of the market.”
“This is a huge moment in our history and a landmark moment. From where we started all those years ago to being able to open a factory of this size is a testament to the hard work of everyone who works for, or who has worked for GM, over the years” says Graham Vooght, MD. “This new unit, along with our R&D facility, helps us to develop the next generation of vehicles for our customers going forward.”