The Bosch Car Service (BCS) concept is designed to boost a workshop’s performance, sales, and marketing, providing the network with technician training, business support and access to its technical helpline. Garages must meet set criteria to join the network – some of the boxes that garages must have ticked include professional designated working areas and reception, the use of BCS signage and branding, and the ability to provide bumper-to-bumper all-makes servicing/MOT/diagnostics & electrical/mechanical repairs with a minimum of three ramps, staffed by three or more full-time technicians. All garages commit to a strict Code of Practice that is recognised by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute.
Bosch Car Service has just welcomed the largest independent garage group into the fold. The additional 16 branches of Elite Garages extends the network to more than 350 locations across the UK and Ireland.
David Lomas, the head of Bosch Car Service at Bosch UK & Ireland, said: “Everyone at Bosch Car Service is looking forward to working with our new partners at Elite Garages. Like all the partners in our network, Elite Garages provide expert advice, repairs and service and they have a long history of running a successful company. We have more than 350 Bosch Car Service locations across the UK and Ireland, and we’re excited to expand that to include Elite Garages’ network across southern and southeast England.”
Elite’s management became interested in the Bosch workshop concept at the UK Garage and Bodyshop event in 2022. Elite’s Kelsie Whittemore said: “We wanted to partner with a premium brand like Bosch who have the trust, confidence, training, and equipment expertise to support our business. And we also wanted to have ability to use the Bosch corporate training programmes to support with staff recruitment and retention. The other key focus areas within Bosch are their expertise in Electric and Hybrid vehicles and also the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).”
For more information about Bosch Car Service, please visit www.boschcarservice.com/gb/en