• When Cartwright Fleet Services decided to convert a Victorian workshop into an Authorised Test Facility we had only perceived ideas on how challenging the task would be: aside from excavating around a hundred tonnes of concrete, we had to consider equipment specification, its procurement and installation, and, not least, an exacting raft of qualifying criteria courtesy of The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency. As the enormity of the task loomed, we were left pondering where, and how exactly, to get things started. Cue Premier Pits – and their frontman Jonathan Woodhead. We’d heard good things about them so got in touch. And a good job too! They took charge of the project from start to finish  with a professionalism that instilled confidence. What impressed most was the way in which Jonathan and his team exceeded their remit in order to overcome some difficult and unforeseeable problems along the way. We’re proud of our finished ATF and it’s all down to the quality of the work carried out by Premier Pits. It was signed off by DVSA with minimum fuss. Not surprisingly Cartwright Fleet Services have more work in the pipeline for Premier Pits. Would we recommend them? Of course we would!  

    Andy Price, CFS Fleet Management
  • I would like to pass on my compliments to all of your staff who have been involved with the pit install at our Bromborough workshops.  The installation team of Mick Sharples and Daryl Sykes have completed an absolutely fabulous job.  They have been two of the most helpful contractors we have ever employed, nothing was too much trouble to them.  The pit went in like a dream and it was on time and on budget which is a pretty rare thing nowadays.

    BATNEEC Development Services Ltd
  • Just to say, a big thank you for the new pit installed, all went well with minimal disruption to our work load, a very professional job.  

    Gary Inwood, John Arnold Commercials Ltd
  • Excellent job from start to finish.  Personnel a credit to the company.

    Ian Mathieson, Union Trucks
  • Very pleased with all aspects of your pit installed

    Trevor North, Oakley Skip Hire Ltd
  • A quick note to thank you for your professional service provided in completing the recent pit installation at our Manston Road depot.
    Please pass our thanks to the crew who worked efficiently and caused minimum disruption to our workshop.  Again, many thanks"
    Graham Gosden, Thanet District Council (Waste & Recycling Department)
  • I thought  it worthwhile to write and say that we were extremely pleased with the work your pit team, Alan and Jim, undertook and the general manner in which they conducted themselves.
    Please be assured you have an excellent pair of ambassadors and please also pass on to the two gentlemen our sincere thanks
    Mike Doyle, Petroleum Support Services
  • Your installation team have just left after completing the installation of three pits.  Mr M and J Hoffman have done a superb job, it really could not have gone better.  They are a real credit to your organisation, thanks

    Nick Stewart, Wessex DAF Trucks
  • We have just taken delivery of a class 4 ATL testing pit and are delighted with the very modern image that Premier Pits have given the workshop.  We were extremely impressed with the installation team, they worked in a professional manor throughout.  The attention to detail was first class from beginning to end.
    We would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff at Premier Pits, and would not hesitate in recommending you to future propsective clients
    Des & Mike Evans, Robin Hood Garage Services
  • Whilst writing, I'd like to take the opportunity to ask you to pass onto Mel our impression of the team you sent (Paul and Justin) and the job done here this week.  They have made a first class job of the installation of the pit and have left the site tidy and presentable today.
    They overcame ground conditions with cheerful ingenuity and with the assistance of some brute force without complaint and all was well.
    They could not have been more helpful or conscientious throughout the week and are without doubt a credit to the firm.  I'd be obliged if you could pass on our thanks and those of the client to them in person.
    Of course it is too early to comment on the performance of the pit but I do not anticipate any problems if it performs as well and efficiently as the guys who installed it, we shall have no problems whatsoever.
    Mike Cowan, Cowan Motor Group
  • I would just like to say how pleased I was and the customer is with the installation of the 15 metre pit and brake tester foundation frame.  I attended site twice during the week of installation and had several discussions with Stuart and Mick, the installation team.  The manor in which they conducted themselves and the long hours and work they put in is to be commended.
    The customer was amazed at the speed the pit installation and foundation frame progressed, there was no disruption to the surrounding works and when installation was completed Stuart and Mick touched up the paintwork as necessary and tidied up the surrounding area.
    I have no hesitation in recommending your products and installations for future products.
    Mick Norman, Maywood Equipment Group Ltd
  • I would just like to let you know of the wonderful job done by Paul and Pete on site this week, they are a credit to your company.
    If at all possible, we would like to request the same installation team for the next two pits.
    Nathan Hadley, Prospect Coaches (West) Ltd
  • Over the last nine years Premier Pits have been the primary supplier of steel inspection pits to both Scania (Great Britain) Ltd and its independent dealer network.  Some 85 pits have been installed in Scania (Great Britain) Ltd's captive workshops and we have been consistently impressed by the quality of the product and level of service.  All installations have been carried out on a turn-key basis and the professionalism of Premier Pits during the process - and in co-operating with other contractors - is second to none.
    The company has also looked to make product improvements wherever possible; a good example can be found at the recently acquired SGB premises near Oxford, where a specially built wide-bodied pit was installed including the provision of safety lights and a stainless steel shelf.
    James Armstrong, Scania (Great Britain) Limited
  • May I take this opportunity of thanking you for completing, within agreed timescales, the Brake Roller Tester.
    I was most impressed by the standards of the work and the seamless transition of other contractors (skips, concrete, excavator etc) involved with the task.
    To have the site left in a state of cleanliness was much appreciated as was the regard to H&S (installation of guards and safety tape) during and on completion of job.
    Chris Clement, MOD West Freugh
  • We in First Eastern Counties Buses Ltd, found Premier Pits to be a professional organisation who deliver serivces in support to servicing engineering industries be it in the private or public sectors.
    The level of commitment was second to none, delivering throughout the installation project of three pits at the Great Yarmouth depot, they project managed the whole operation from start to finish and delivered ahead of schedule even against physical problems that could not have been forseen.
    Their delivery was of a very high standard, keeping everyone informed at the depot on a daily basis and they were excellent in coming forward to reduce disruption attributed to the installation process.
    The installation team were people of high calibre and professional in their delivery.  This was supported by regular visits by the project manager of Premier Pits.  He supported this by further communication in the use of telephone calls and e-mails ensuring everyone was kept fully updated.
    I can only commend the standards delivered and the professional approach in how Premier Pits conducted their delivery to the project.
    Vic Rodda, First Eastern Counties Buses Ltd
  • Just a quick email to thank you for the new pit and to let you know that the whole job from start to finish was very impressive.  Pete and Paul did not stop working until the job was done.  We have recommended Premier Pits to a few other companies who have been to look at the pit.  A pleasure to deal with.

    Jon & Richard Danby, Danby Engineers, Hull
  • I would just like to say that the pit looks great, a very high standard of engineering has gone into the whole set up.
    Paul and Mickey, well what can i say, I have worked at Vauxhall Motors and Bridgewater College as well as managing Vauxhall dealers in England and Wales so it would be safe to say I have employed many men in my time, your men are far the best working.
    They are clean, tidy, polite, VERY professional, kept me informed and provided support.  These two men and the others which helped are not only a credit to your company and product but just proves that in this country of failing standards, there are still excellent levels of craftsmanship and service.
    Roberto Nardone, Lewis Motors
  • Just a quick note to say how pleased we are with the new pit you have just installed for us.
    Also, a big thank you to your two fitters who were very professional and courteous and just got on with the job in hand, they have made an excellent job.
    Paul Johnson, Eddie Brown Tours Ltd
  • Just to let you know we have started to use the new pit today.  Please thank Mel and all the team for your usual most professional services.  It was great that you could help with the turnaround as well.  Everyone here was impressed to see just how you approach and execute the task with a minimum fuss.  Your teams working with us were most helpful.  This was pit 3 for us done by you, and 5 overall, I think for the total company.
    Great job - thank you all.
    Terry Mead, Adams Morey
  • Would like to say brilliant job from start to finish, the small fitting team did a first class job without fuss and bother.  Thank you and your team very much.

    David Filler, Winford Ford
  • Having just had a pit installed, a class 4 ATL test lane by your company, I would just like to thank you for the professionalism of your team leader, Paul North.
    From start to finish he has worked to a very high standard causing no dispruption to our working day or mess that we had prepared ourselves for, owing to the nature of the job.
    People in this day and age are often quick to complain but not in offering the praise of a job well done.
    Paul is a credit to your company and we would have no hesitation in recommending your services in the future to other colleagues in our industry.
    Here's to a job well done!
    Rob Scriven, B S Motors
  • Just wanted to say thank you, we were extremely impressed with the engineers – Gary and Paul,  who were both professional and friendly. I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone and when we look at future refurbishments would certainly use them again.

    Jo Davies, Halesfield Truck & Van
  • I would just like to say how impressed we were with the workmanship and the workmen you sent.  They always worked hard and cleaned up after every day and still had a smile and a laugh!
    Top blokes and a top job, would defo recommend your company and well done.
    Many thanks.
    Allan Balsdon, Balsdon Vehicle Services
  • We were so impressed with your operatives Martin and Daryl.  The organisation and smoothness of the installation was second to none.  It was unbelievably quick and organised with little disruption.
    Many thanks for such a great job, we would happily recommend your company to anyone.  These days, where customer service is usually a thing of the past, it is rare to receive amazing service but your guys and your company delivered.
    Tracey Burgess, Priory Motor Works
  • I would like to say a big thank you and congratulate you on delivering the ATF project in a timely manner and hitting the target Testing start date. Whilst it has been challenging at times and encountered some unexpected obstacles, I believe working together we have managed to come up with practical solutions address the issues as they have arisen and kept disruption to a minimum. The end product is a facility to be proud of and a site that has been transformed visually. We now need to bed in the facility and maximise utilisation as soon as possible to pay for it! Thank you again.  

    Sukhdev Singh, Imperial Commercials
  • I would like to thank you for the attention your company has given to manufacturing and installing our new ATF pit.  From the day I sat down with Mel, I knew that there was only going to be one make of pit that we were going to use and when MAHA confirmed that they only sell your pits they were assured of the order.
    Your staff have been more than helpful during the installation and it is a pleasure to work with people who really know their job, we know that we have an asset that will serve us well for a long time without any concerns.
    Colin Gale, ETS Truck & Van
  • Excellent job from start to finish.

    Union Trucks
  • Level of commitment was second to none.

    First Eastern Counties Buses Ltd
  • Would not hesitate in recommending you.

    Robin Hood Garage Services
  • Extremely pleased with the work your pit team undertook.

    Thanet District Council
  • Whole job from start to finish was very impressive

    Danby Engineers
  • First class job of installation.

    Cowan Motor Group
  • Very high standard of engineering gone into the whole setup.

    Lewis Motors
  • Delighted with the modern image Premier Pits have given the workshop.

    Robin Hood Garage Services
  • You worked efficiently and caused minimum disruption.

    Thanet District Council
  • I can only commend the standards delivered and professional approach.

    First Eastern Counties Buses Ltd
  • Personnel a credit to the company.

    Union Trucks
  • Very pleased with all aspects of the pit.

    Oakley Skip Hire Ltd
  • It could really not have gone any better.

    Wessex DAF Trucks
  • Extremely impressed with the installation team.

    Robin Hood Garage Services
  • Installation team could not have been more helpful or conscientious

    Cowan Motor Group
  • Installers are clean, tidy, polite and VERY professional.

    Lewis Motors
  • Wonderful job done by Paul and Pete on site.

    Prospect Coaches Ltd
  • Premier Pits have been the primary supplier of pits to Scania.

    Scania (GB) Ltd
  • I was most impressed by the standards of work.

    MOD

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