Rossetts Commercials opens new MoT testing facility

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The ATF facility is initially available for two days per week, though this is expected to increase to three days per week in the near future
The ATF facility is initially available for two days per week, though this is expected to increase to three days per week in the near future

Rossetts Commercials has celebrated its 10th anniversary as an EvoBus UK sales and service partner by opening a new MoT testing lane at its Worthing headquarters.

The £180,000 development will serve PCV operators across the south-east of England from the premises at Meadow Road Industrial Estate.

Inspectors from the DVSA began testing PCVs of all marques, as well as trucks, in mthe dealer’s newly-developed Authorised Testing Facility (ATF) in June.

Worthing Site Manager, Stuart Tizzard, said: “The new ATF bay adds another string to our bow, and underlines Rossetts’ commitment to providing bus and coach operators with a ‘one-stop shop’ after sales service.

“It is sure to increase the appeal of our dedicated PCV offering to new as well as established customers.”

Crawley Luxury Coaches, a company to which Rossetts had only sold parts previously, will have its fleet of 75 vehicles MoT tested in the Dealer’s new ATF.

Director David Brown said: “Our nearest DVSA testing station at Lancing is closing next year so we needed to make alternative arrangements.

“We had several options but have decided to give Rossetts a chance because they came up with the best package.”

Initially, MoT tests will be undertaken at Worthing on two days per week, but Rossetts plans to move to three-day operation as soon as possible.

Rossetts Commercials, which is also the Mercedes-Benz truck and van dealer for Surrey and Sussex, was awarded its EvoBus UK bus and coach franchise in 2006, making it responsible for the sale and support of Mercedes-Benz and Setra buses and coaches in the area. However, the dealer’s specialist technicians also service and repair PCVs from other manufacturers.