AGS has opened a new authorised Mercedes-Benz Trucks workshop at Heathrow providing aftersales services such as maintenance, repair and testing for commercial vehicle operators.
The new site is the result of a £6 million investment from AGS and fills a two-acre site at Airport Gate.
It provides 64,000sq ft of workshop space with 39 bays, 17 of which have commercial vehicle pits.
There are two dedicated Authorised Testing Facility (ATF) lanes, which will be used by inspectors from the DVSA to undertake commercial vehicle MoT tests.
In addition to trucks, AGS Heathrow maintains and repairs trailers, cars, vans and coaches.
Wolfgang Theissen, the new managing director or Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK hailed AGS’s investment as evidence of its confidence in the future, and commitment to the brand’s customers.
He said the new workshop was perfectly located, in a busy area with many major fleet operators, and praised AGS’ expertise in vehicle maintenance and repairs.
The development significantly enhances Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ local representation, allowing operators to benefit from increased choice.
Speaking at the launch of the new site, Thiessen added: “When you’ve read your newspapers in the last weeks and months you may have thought the world had come to a stop. So isn’t it great that we have today an event like this, where we see an inspiring team believing in the business going forward.”
AGS also offers a full range of recovery, fleet management, and contract hire and ‘spot’ rental services. It has depots at Gatwick Airport and Manchester Airport, and smaller facilities at other UK airports.