Autoparts has launched its own training programme to help independent garages improve technical efficiency and enhance service levels.
The factor chain has teamed up with training provider GTG to develop a range of bespoke training courses – which will be available to all independent garages serviced by Autoparts’ 13-strong network.
Modules covered by the training courses include business skills, IT training, health and safety, transport and logistics and automotive technical expertise.
Group Factor Manager Craig McCracken said: “There continues to be a lot of discussion in the automotive aftermarket about garage standards and a lack of consistent and targeted education so we’re keen to help our garages to further improve their performance where they deem it necessary.
“We’ve found that a lot of garages want to improve the skill set of their staff but they don’t necessarily know where to look for the right kind of training. By forming a strong relationship with GTG, we’re eliminating that dilemma for garages and helping them to move forward and offer a slicker and more profitable service to their customers.”
Autoparts also recently launched its Workshop Expert Online software to support garages with modern business functions.