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TrustFord signs up again with UK’s leading bodyshop distributor ACIS

Posted by Ian Gallagher on 27th March 2019


TrustFord, the world’s largest dedicated Ford dealership group, has renewed its contract with ACIS to deliver a wide range of added-value services from Northern Ireland to the Channel Islands.

The deal with the UK’s leading distributor to the accident repair sector will run for another three years, as part of a contract which guarantees delivery of Akzo Nobel paint products and dry consumables into 12 bodyshops and 15 SMART repair centres.

In addition, TrustFord has once again signed up to ASCRIBE, ACIS’s web-based stock management technology, which reduces costs and waste as well as increasing efficiencies by more than 20 per cent per bodyshop.

TrustFord also uses ACIS’s central billing capability, a standalone software programme which reduces the need for multiple invoicing and can deliver even bigger savings for ACIS customers who subscribe to ASCRIBE, as it automatically triggers bodyshop replenishment requests.

John Leeman, operations director for TrustFord, said: “We have been delighted with the service provided by ACIS over the last few years, which is why we decided to renew early rather than revisit the tender process.

“ACIS is a significant player in the bodyshop market and we have been impressed with its approach as well as its professionalism and its added value services, which have proved to be a real benefit to our network.”

Graham O’Neill, CEO of ACIS, said: “TrustFord has once again placed its trust in ACIS based on the value proposition of optimising efficiencies across its multiple bodyshop and SMART repair sites. We have been able to demonstrate the technologies we offer deliver a greater return on its investment and an improved customer journey – guaranteeing time and time return business.”