The Wheel Specialist, an expert alloy wheel refurbishment and customisation business, has opened in a 5000 sqft unit with a yard in Watt Road following its relocation from East Kilbride. The ambitious business is already looking at future expansion plans having moved to Hillington Park in September 2018.
The company, which is part of a UK-wide wheel refurbishment franchise, provides services to trade, directly to consumers and regularly welcomes customers in the west of Scotland from as far south as Dumfries to the Isle of Skye in the north.
Colin Smith from The Wheel Specialist said: “We’ve invested heavily recently in the very latest technology and equipment including powder coating ovens, a diamond cut machine and state of the art paint stripping equipment that uses eco-friendly chemicals. We were the first wheel refurbishment company in Scotland to upgrade to an automated shotblaster which significantly reduces the time required to complete work, which of course is good news for our customers.
“The team we have is highly experienced and since moving to Hillington Park we have seen business grow to the point that we will soon be looking to recruit.
“The high number of businesses in the automotive sector already based here made moving to Hillington Park from East Kilbride an easy decision. Many of our customers were already close by and the links to the motorway network means that they can reach us and we can reach them easily and quickly. Location was at the top of our list when it came to deciding where our new facility would be.”
Glen Spearing, Senior Asset Manager at Hillington Park said: “Our vibrant automotive industry cluster continues to attract businesses, a point reflected in how quickly this unit was let to The Wheel Specialist after the previous occupier moved out.
“Demand for units in the 5-10,000 sqft range has been very strong and we are planning further refurbishments and developments in 2019 to deliver more lettable space and meet the market’s demands.”
For more information visit: www.thewheelspecialist.co.uk