While the majority of employers only offer salaries and social benefits, the most forward-thinking talent searchers go even further and invest in improving the work environment of their team members. This is the case for KIA Laurier-Station, which invests in its service workshop to the delight of its current and future employees!
'This new dealership is a challenge because we have to build our customer base from scratch' says Philippe Lamarre, director of fixed operations for the Le Prix du Gros group. The same goes for the 5 service technicians and the 2 detailing technicians who work in the service department. Attraction and recruitment are ongoing tasks because good mechanics are sought after everywhere. That's why Metalia© workbenches were planned from the beginning to equip the dealership’s 10 service bays.
'Despite being a profit-generating department, the parts department is often forgotten in the dealership’s design' says Philippe Lamarre. Occupying 'the remaining space' between the showroom and the workshop, the parts department is often too small or ill-disposed. That's why compact storage solutions and expert advice in car dealership layout are required.
For KIA Laurier-Station, MSK Canada’s experts recommended the installation of Metalware shelves with Metalia© high-capacity drawers. A total of 6 bays of drawers have been installed, storing up to 70% more parts than is normally possible without drawers. Since the drawers store the 'fast moving parts', they are positioned within 20 feet of the parts’ counter to avoid unnecessary movement to employees.
Conversely, the 'slow-moving stock' as the parts under warranty, accessories (mats, footboards, exhaust components and body parts are stored on the second floor, in long-range Metalware WideSpan shelves, selected for their robustness and flexibility.
Thanks to a flawless service workshop and a high-performance parts department, KIA Laurier-Station is bound to be an inevitable success. Another great achievement of the group Le Prix du gros.
Metalia manufactures heavy-duty cabinets, modular drawers, workstations and toolboxes and serves the automotive, industrial and manufacturing industries with their high-density storage solutions since 25 years. Discovers their whole product lineup at www.metalia.com
Based in Chambly, Quebec, Metalia is a dedicated company that has established its position as a leading manufacturer of superior quality modular cabinets and workstations.