Supported by ZF Services UK’s Centre of Competence in Nottingham, Paul Clark Services has seen substantial growth since becoming an official ZF Partner. All Service Partner staff are trained in line with the factory production standards, which form part of ZF’s core competencies.
The company, based in Wiltshire, has made investments in ZF TestMan diagnostic technology and specialist lifting equipment assigned to each engineer involved.
Established in 1997 by Paul Clark, the company has steadily expanded over the years and as a ZF Service Partner is now active across campaign work, diagnostics and repair and replace work with 100 engineers throughout the UK representing the ZF brand.
“ZF’s experience is few and far between in our industry,” Paul said, “so it’s important we work closely with the company. We might not be in an operator’s facility for ZF work but it’s important that each technician is fully equipped and branded with PCS overalls and literature, promoting our role as a ZF Service Partner.
“There’s a big skills gap in our industry,” he said. “It started when we stopped the apprenticeships and we’re now playing catch up. The commercial vehicle industry is not as attractive as other industries, but with the electrification of vehicles, we are seeing more interest from young people.”
David Wakeling, ZF Business Manager, Commercial Vehicle, said: “It’s fantastic to see our service partners grow with the ZF brand. The passion and enthusiasm shown by PCS is considerable and promotes ZF at every available opportunity.”