Woodall Nicholson Investments

We're committed to continually investing in all areas of the business. Take a tour through the investments we've made over the past 18 months and beyond, to understand how this looks in real terms

October 2013

CM Specialist Vehicle Division

£30,000 has been invested into the marketing of this division to develop a brand that identifies CM Specialist Vehicle Division as a market leading supplier to the emergency service sector.

November 2013-Present

New Group websites

To replicate the operational standards of our business, the Coleman Milne and CM Specialist Vehicle Division sites have been redeveloped to the value of £20,000 to offer our customers an improved online experience. Mellor and Woodall Nicholson website redevelopments are scheduled for 2015.

February 2014

Head Office Reception Refurb

The reception area of our Bolton head office and all customer facing areas of the business have been upgraded with a £50,000 investment to improve the customer experience at front of house.

July 2014

Acquisition of Bluebird Vehicles

The acquisition of the IP and manufacturing assets of Bluebird Vehicles was an opportunity to integrate the range of Bluebird products into the Mellor portfolio to further enhance our market leading position of the division.

August 2014

Workshop Flow Line Investment

An investment in the region of £100,000 in the reconfiguration of the production facilities to a flow line process across both Coleman Milne and Mellor have significantly improved efficiency and productivity.

September 2014

Ongoing Workshop Investment

The introduction of the flow line reconfiguration at both sites led to further ongoing investments of up to £180,000 in the paint department, body shop, heating system and lighting.

September 2014

AES (Manchester) Acquisition

The acquisition of the IP and manufacturing assets of local competitor Auto Electrical Service (Manchester) Ltd, further strengthens the CM Specialist Vehicle’s range of market leading vehicle conversions to supply robust electrical component integration services to fleets across the country.

November 2014

Complete refurbishment of all staff areas

We made a commitment to ensure the best possible working environment for our team, by investing £20,000 in the office environment

December 2014

Ongoing Warranty Investment

A new fleet of customer support vehicles and new dedicated field service technician has so far provided on site fixes for over 50% of warranty claims after significant investment of £75,000.

June 2015

New Coleman Milne Product Investment

The new range of ceremonial vehicles will compliment and expand the existing range of Coleman Milne products. The £1.5 million investment encourages vehicle development processes in line with other OEM’s from CAD as opposed to reverse engineered.

June 2015

Internal Systems

To streamline in-house procedures and improve lines of communication, Woodall Nicholson are investing around £75,000 into an ongoing strategy to implement new systems across the business.

Ongoing

Investing in our team

We have increased personnel in sales, marketing, accounts, purchasing and production by 20% to date and we expect a further increase in 2015.

August 2015

Investment in on-site parking and security at Head Office

The organic growth of the company has inevitably limited the space on site for vehicle storage and staff parking. As a result, the site layout, security and parking have been reviewed and a project has been outlined with an expected investment of £60,000.

The Future

Mellor Electric Vehicles

a £500,00 investment in 2015 will see the launch of the first Electric Vehicle from Mellor. The Mellor EV will make our accessible coachbuilt solutions available to city center transport operators who have limited options available due to restrictions on emissions and congestion charges.

The Future

Export Research Projet

This year Woodall Nicholson are investing in the region of £300,000 in a research project to identify opportunities for all divisions of the group in Europe and Australia with an aim to increase our market share via growth overseas.

Address

Coleman Milne
Wigan Road, Westhoughton
Bolton, BL5 2EE, UK

Contact

Tel: 01942 815600
Fax: 01942 815115
Email: info@coleman-milne.co.uk

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