Mercedes-Benz Vans has appointed AGS as its latest authorised repairer.
AGS is based at a £6million development at Heathrow, which opened in September, and features a 64,000sq-ft workshop with 39 bays, half of which are dedicated to vans, including several for electric vehicles.
AGS is said to have invested heavily in EV-related technician training and equipment, and installing EV charge points, with the facility featuring its own power generation substation with solar panel charging capability.
Along with offering routine maintenance and repairs, AGS has a full MOT testing facility.
AGS services all makes of van, but the Mercedes accreditation means the brand’s vehicles will be worked on by factory-trained technicians fitting only Mercedes genuine parts.
AGS can also carry out warranty work, and offer the manufacturer’s range of repair and maintenance plans.
AGS managing director (finance) Paul McGerty said: “The opportunity to join the official Mercedes-Benz Vans network could not have come at a more important time, given the way life has changed for all of us over the last 12 months and the resulting increase in demand for home deliveries.
“A high proportion of retailers and parcel delivery specialists run Mercedes-Benz vans, and this cultural shift has led to an explosion in demand for van-related servicing work.
“[Mercedes-Benz Vans’] leadership in the field of electric technologies holds out the promise of significant growth over the coming years. AGS is determined to be part of the revolution that is set to transform our industry.
“Given the steps we’ve taken to future-proof our business, we’re now perfectly placed to support operators as they make the switch to more environmentally-friendly vehicles.”
Mercedes-Benz Vans UK head of network operations Sarah Palfreyman said: “By adding AGS to our network of approved repairers we have provided customers in this busy part of London with extended choice when it comes to aftersales support.
“The substantial investments that have been made at its hugely impressive Heathrow facility underscores AGS’s commitment to our new partnership.
“I have every confidence in its ability to deliver the timely, customer-focused back-up that Mercedes-Benz van operators are entitled to expect.”