Porsche specialist Autofarm opens the doors on a new era

Time 8:55 am, May 6, 2019

PORSCHE specialist Autofarm has officially opened the doors at its new purpose-built facility in Oxfordshire.

The independent outfit has moved all operations a few miles from its site at Oddington Grange in Weston-on-the-Green to a new workshop at a business park development in Merton Grounds to streamline the company and increase efficiency.

Developed in barn buildings among woodlands and lakes, the workshop is in the new Boxengasse development, which provides premises dedicated exclusively to Porsche-focused companies.

For the first time, all of Autofarm’s 17-strong team have been brought together under the same roof, allowing the servicing, diagnostic, rebuild and restoration departments to share their expertise in the new workshops.

Co-managing director Mikey Wastie said customer input had been important in making the decision to move. ‘Our customers have an expectation of what it means to be part of the Autofarm “family”.

‘We are a passionate team who love what we do, and our decades of unparalleled expertise and reputation for high-quality work means we are trusted with some of the most rare and fascinating Porsches in the world.

‘But more than that, our customers know that we care about doing a great job for every individual who commissions us to work on their car. They know that coming to our quirky offices, where they know every member of our team by name, is part of what it means to be an Autofarm customer.

‘We were sure that when the time came to move, we would have to find premises that had the right character to ensure we could retain that uniquely personal Autofarm experience.

‘The new site at Boxengasse is the perfect place for the next chapter of Autofarm’s story. We have invested in the future of our team – giving them the space and new technology they need to create beautiful results for our clients – and we now have room to grow and bring other elements of our organisation on site in the future.’

Fellow managing director Steve Wood added: ‘While it has been important for us, as the new generation of directors, to ensure stability and familiarity for our existing Autofarm customers, we feel the time is right to evolve the business, particularly as we look to develop the exciting work we are carrying out on modern Porsches as well as the classic air-cooled cars we are renowned for.

‘The new site has that familiar Autofarm feel, with red brick walls and exposed structures, but will offer a more inviting, inclusive environment for our customers and will allow all of our departments to work more efficiently together.

‘We are excited to be able to invite our customers to come and see what the next era of Autofarm looks like.’

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