During a major refurbishment of its car showroom, the Audi car dealership in Ipswich needed to relocate its used-car sales team into temporary accommodation outside the main building.Solution :
Head of Business David Canham had seen Portakabin buildings in use at Open Golf tournaments and had been impressed by their quality and appearance. He visited the Portakabin website for more details before contacting his local Hire Centre.
David says: “We needed a building that looked good, in keeping with the Audi image, and which was of a quality suitable for the discerning Audi customer. The new Portakabin Solus building had the smart and professional look we needed, and was the perfect size for the space we had available.”
The new Portakabin Solus building combines all the best aspects of the Portakabin range in a single relocatable building. It features advanced architectural design, including large aluminium-framed windows, a high-level fascia and a smooth exterior with no telescopic legs. This contemporary appearance blended well with the Ipswich Audi showroom.
As well as supplying the building, Portakabin was able to provide a package of services that gave the dealership a complete working environment, which was ready to move straight in to. Portakabin Access provided sturdy, durable steel steps to the entrance door, while Portakabin Datakom fitted essential IT points and telephone connections. The dealership also chose to hire four high-quality workstations and chairs from Portakabin Interiors for the four sales staff that would occupy the building.
David says: “The furniture from Portakabin fitted the new building much better than anything we had available, and has created a comfortable working environment for our team. The one-stop-shop service from Portakabin was very convenient for us, since we were able to get everything we required for our building from a single supplier.”
The building was delivered to the dealership, installed and fitted out on the date specified by Ipswich Audi. All Portakabin customers are assured of such timely deliveries by the unique Portakabin Customer Charter, which promises that all buildings will be delivered on time and on budget. What’s more, for complete peace of mind, if Portakabin ever fails to meet this commitment it offers one week’s free hire for every day it is late.*
David says: “The service we received from Portakabin was very simple, straightforward and efficient. The quote they supplied was very clear and easy to understand, so we could see exactly what we were getting and what it would cost, from the outset.
“The brochures provided were very good too. The benefits and appearance of the Portakabin Solus building were clearly set out, and the brochure gave a good indication of the potential layouts.
“We only gave Portakabin about ten days’ notice that we needed the building, but they still managed to get it on site within our time limit. Our sales people have settled in well, and our customers have been pleasantly surprised by the interior quality of the building.”
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