North Shore BMW Opens “State-Of-The-Art” Accredited BMW Bodyshop

North Shore BMW Opens “State-Of-The-Art” Accredited BMW Bodyshop

North Shore BMW has opened its new Accredited BMW Bodyshop located on Hotham Parade in Artarmon, NSW. Adjacent to North Shore BMW’s parts and service department, the facility offers a full suite of vehicle repair services, including dedicated infrastructure to support BMW Group’s expanding portfolio of electric vehicles.

BMW said the body shop covers 3000 square metres of floor area and features the latest in equipment, technology and panel systems, including the capability and tooling to repair all aspects of conventional and electric powered vehicles. The shop has also installed a Glasurit 100 Line paint system.

The facility is fully integrated with BMW Group Australia’s implementation of a globally certified training programme that equips technicians with the ability to repair BMW Group vehicles to a “beyond OEM standard”.

In addition to its repair services, North Shore BMW Bodyshop plans to install two high-capacity EV chargers “fed by a 32-amp power supply” to ensure it can accommodate current electric vehicles and also those set for future introduction, including the BMW iX, iX3 and i4.

Glenn O’Donnell, General Manager of North Shore BMW Bodyshop, said the new facility was the result of a long and thorough development that was also mindful of the future and evolving requirements.

“We spent two years developing this site and at every step we were fully aware of what we needed to have in place to support customer needs in line with a fast-changing industry,” he said.

“We are proud to currently have 14 full-time staff with support from BMW’s globally-certified training programmes, which allows us to remain at the leading edge of technology and deliver a factory standard level of repair for our customers now and in the years to come.”

Dr Reiner Meierbeck, BMW Group Australia head of Aftersales, said North Shore BMW Bodyshop was a prominent addition to the growing national network of Accredited BMW Bodyshops.

“Glenn and his team have done an outstanding job of creating and investing in a very impressive facility that addresses existing requirements, but also has a very clear eye on the future with dedicated EV infrastructure and commitment to addressing shifting customer needs,” he said.