South Street Motors ARC Ltd – based at Chelston Business Park in Wellington – is celebrating this week after being nominated as a repairer for the prestige motor manufacturer Mercedes-Benz. The company is the only accident repair business in Somerset to have Mercedes Benz approval. South Street Motors is already approved by nine other manufacturers, including Vauxhall, Nissan, Mazda and Renault.
Every body shop which conforms to Mercedes-Benz certification must adhere to the company’s guidelines for collision repair, including specialised equipment, diagnostics, training, materials and repair methods.
All South Street Motors staff have been sent on special training courses and the company has invested heavily in new equipment, approved by Mercedes Benz.
South Street Motors ARC Ltd, part of the SSM group, is a family business and was founded in 1977 by its current Managing Director, Jon a’Court Wills. The Accident Repair Centre employs 19 people and repairs around 1800 vehicles every year.
Jon a’Court Wills said: “It’s a great accolade for us. I am very proud of all our staff for their hard work in helping us gain this prestigious approval.
“Mercedes Benz sets very high standards in the repair of their vehicles and our team take great pride in delivering these high standards to our customers. The quality of repair and the safety of vehicles returned to our customers is our priority.”