About Us News Careers Apprenticeships Customer Care DAF Webshop Login Motus Star
+
Posted on

MOTUS Commercials to Reopen After 'Heroic Effort' Following Fire Outbreak

MOTUS Commercials to Reopen After 'Heroic Effort' Following Fire Outbreak

Commercial vehicle dealer, Motus Commercials (formerly Imperial Commercials), will reopen for business Monday 9th April after its staff responded ‘heroically’ when fire swept through a neighbouring business at its Wellesbourne Park location in Warwick. Keeping customers’ trucks rolling was the key focus for Imperial Commercials as staff were redeployed to other locations in a battle to ensure a seamless service for truck operators.

  • Commercial vehicle dealer, Motus Commercials, will reopen for business Monday 9th April after its staff responded ‘heroically’ when fire swept through a neighbouring business at its Wellesbourne Park location in Warwick. Keeping customers’ trucks rolling was the key focus for Motus Commercials as staff were redeployed to other locations in a battle to ensure a seamless service for truck operators.

    The building adjacent to Motus Commercials was completely destroyed during the fire, at the same time as quick-thinking Motus Commercials staff, led by Service Team Leader, Jim Powell, executed an emergency evacuation procedure ensuring all employees were accounted for with no injuries sustained.

    With the imminent threat to personal safety averted, staff worked tirelessly to ensure customer services were largely unaffected, with work quickly transferred to Motus Commercials’ nearby locations at Garretts Green, Halesowen and Worcester. Incident Commanders from Warwickshire Fire & Rescue reported that, ‘Jim and his team had done an excellent job in moving customers’ vehicles and other items that could otherwise have compromised the fire-fighting efforts’.

    Although having sustained serious smoke-related and minor structural damage, Motus Commercials’ Wellesbourne Park facility remained closed until a full clean-up and decontamination work was completed. All relevant staff had been redeployed to other Motus Commercials sites with phones diverted accordingly. It re-opens for ‘business as usual’ on Monday 9th April, exactly a month after the fire.

    “I am deeply impressed with the conduct of our Wellesbourne Park staff,” said Motus UK Group HR Director, John Spence, “it’s been nothing short of a heroic effort by everyone.

    Through the decisive actions of Jim Powell, nobody came to harm, while Commercial Director, Alan Ellison, and his team, have shown remarkable resolve in delivering our promises to customers. I would like to thank everyone for their valiant efforts,” he said, “particularly those who have worked extremely long hours and over weekends in order to deliver maximum uptime for our customers, and to uphold – and enhance – the excellent reputation of Motus Commercials in the region.”

    Motus Commercials is the largest single dealer group for the DAF Trucks brand in Europe, with 25 DAF-franchised locations strategically located throughout the UK. Including other commercial vehicle franchises, Motus Commercials has a presence at 29 UK locations providing sales, service and parts for a number of commercial vehicle marques.

     

Last updated:
"I am deeply impressed with the conduct of our Wellesbourne Park staff, it’s been nothing short of a heroic effort by everyone." John Spence, HR Director at Motus Group
This website uses cookies

Some cookies are necessary, while others allow us to enhance your experience, personalise content and ads (across your devices), and provide insights into how the site is being used. Our recommended settings are that these cookies are all active but if you aren't happy with this you can manage your preferences by clicking Customise Cookie Settings.

Necessary Cookies

Necessary cookies enable core functionality. Our website cannot function properly without these cookies, and they can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences (please note if disabled our website may not work or show correctly on your device).

  • On
  • Off
Personalisation

We use personalisation cookies to understand how you engage with our website across all your devices, this includes recording your browsing habits and activity. This information is used for profiling purposes and to help identify you, so that we can show personalised content.

  • On
  • Off
Marketing

We use third party cookies on our site to serve you with advertisements that we believe are relevant to you and your interests. You may see these advertisements on our site and on other sites that you visit on any of your devices where you've accepted marketing cookies. Please note that if you disable these, you will still see adverts but they won't be specifically tailored to you and your interests.