Recent flood damage throughout the West Country has caused havoc at numerous MoT premises. Braketesters have been the main casualty as flood water poured into the equipment throughout several counties.
We spoke to Boston’s managing director Ray Calcutt who confirmed that their warehouse was working over at least three weekends to meet urgent demands from flood-stricken MoT operators. Ray commented “we have already had many insurance replacements ordered from premises where water up to 5ft deep has ruined everything is some really good workshops, which have never experienced anything to match the November floods. We have 14 braketester beds and 8 complete new bays being despatched over the next two weeks, stretching our workforce and installation engineers to a seven day week.” He continued
“Thankfully we hold a very large stock of Class 4 and 7 MoT equipment so logistically we are coping, but we anticipate many more replacement items being needed as insurance claims are processed.”
All major equipment suppliers are facing a surge in demand to recover from the exceptional rainfall throughout many parts of the UK which were still causing flooding in North Wales as we go to press.