Roadside Assistance Vehicle

16 July 2014

We are just rolling out another fleet of roadside assistance vehicles for Allianz Global Assistance www.allianz-assistance.co.uk based on Mercedes Vito vehicles. The complete conversion has taken place in house and the vehicles will be handed over to Allianz technicians fully IVA tested. This is quite a technical build for James Alpe Vehicle Conversions with lots … Continued

Changing the way we think…

23 September 2014

There is no doubt that the accident repair industry is changing and bodyshops like ourselves are moving with the times to keep pace with all the developments. The biggest change in the last couple of years is the speed at which we can carry out repairs. This has been largely driven by insurance companies who are … Continued

Winter check

17 October 2014

It’s that time of year when we strongly recommend a winter check to make sure your vehicle is fit and won’t let you down. For only £19.99 we carry out a comprehensive check on tyres, fluid levels, brakes etc to make sure your vehicle keeps you safe and mobile during the forthcoming months. If you … Continued

Police Cells

30 October 2014

Crash Tested Containment Cells James Alpe  have been building containment cells for Police vehicles for over five years and have built up considerable experience in designing, building and installing safe, robust, fit for purpose cells for a variety of Police vehicles. How it all began… Early in 2012 we approached Vauxhall Special Vehicles – a large … Continued

Disappointment for Tommi…

4 November 2014

 Tommi heads to Anglesey Tommi Meadows travelled down to Anglesey Circuit this weekend to compete in the penultimate round of his first season rallying in the Junior 1000 Rally Championship. The Bowland High school pupil has tasted the highs and lows of motorsport this year, and was looking forward to what was set to be … Continued

British Kitemark PAS 125 Inspection time…

5 November 2014

British Kitemark ‘on the spot’ surprise inspection… The main accreditation for bodyshops and garages within the accident repair industry is the infamous ‘PAS 125’  Kitemark. Just to fill you in, this is an industry accreditation governed by the British Standards Institute – it’s a long and difficult process to achieve the Kitemark.  Not only that, … Continued