What a special day at KHC today. Our VIP guest Mr Jack Wyman who was Kurt’s first ever boss at United Bodybuilders in Rushden back in 1981 visited KHC.
It was our privilege to have him here and for Kurt to show Jack round both of our sites and speak to former employees of Jacks that are now working here at KHC. Kurt thanked Jack for helping him on the bodybuilding ladder all them years ago.
Jack retired back in 1985, 35 years ago! Jack is now 100 years old.
September 2017 saw Kurt and his team of 17 people complete the Great North Run and raise thousands for the Anthony Nolan Trust. Kurt, having had a bone marrow transplant and being given a second chance at life by the Anthony Nolan Charity, wanted to give something back and help others to beat blood cancer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq5M98nFkKs
An area that hauliers are regularly getting pulled up on and fined by the DVSA is for inadequate load restraint. Curtainside bodywork in particular that isn't rated to EN12642-XL are not allowed to use load restraint that incorporates a ridge pole or tracks built into the vehicle roof. The load must be restrained to the body floor ideally via the V-Groove side rave from one side to the other. Click to read more....
CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMES.....
Friday 23rd December - Closing at 1pm
Saturday 24th December - Closed
Sunday 25th December - Closed
Monday 26th December - Closed
Tuesday 27th December - Closed
Wednesday 28th to Friday 30th December - Open from 7am - 5.30pm
Saturday 31st December - Closed
Sunday 1st January - Closed
Monday 2nd January - Closed
Tuesday 3rd January - Open
I have been dealing with Kurt Hobbs for 14 years and Kurt Hobbs Coachworks as a since they started in business giving the company their first body, paint and signwriting order when they opened for business.
The company's whole approach is first class and this is driven from the Managing Director through to all of the members of staff.
The quality of workmanship is second to none and the customer care shown is always of the highest standard.
Kurt and his team show passion and a high level of knowledge, which is paramount in today’s ever increasing technically demanding business sector.
I would recommend KHC to anyone in the commercial vehicle/haulage industry.
Congratulations to John Gammidge for winning the best kit build in LAA magazine, John received the RAA Canada trophy for his achievement and we at KHC are privileged to have painted the Mustang aircraft. Awards ceremony was held on Saturday 22nd October at Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire.
Whilst working full time at Kurt Hobbs Coachworks, Kingsley Hobbs has successfully completed a Business Administration course via Tresham College. Along side his hard work and determination, Kingsley has been recognised as Business Apprentice of the Year and has been invited to attend the awards evening at Tresham College where he will receive his award. We would like to congratulate Kingsley for his commitment and look forward to more of our apprentices following in his footsteps.
We have worked with Kurt Hobbs and his team for more than 15 years and KHC have since become our preferred choice of rigid vehicle body builder for new build and refurbishing.
The detail and quality of workmanship has always met and often exceeded our expectations and the body life is extensive. The team at KHC have been extremely receptive to ideas and innovations for specialist variations to standard , generic concepts and we are always confident that if KHC adopt an initiative it will delivered on time and to the standard expected.
We look forward to continuing our relationship with Kurt and his extremely committed and customer friendly team.
Ridgeons have been having bodies built by Kurt Hobbs Coachworks since the formation of the current business (and by Kurt before) and have always experienced excellent customer service from Kurt and the team. The quality of the builds is always extremely good and robust - they need to be with the type and nature of the work we do. When we have needed repairs Kurt and the team have responded very quickly - essential in our business where the option of hiring in replacements is virtually impossible
I have always found Kurt and his team understand and listen to us as a customer and our requirements. Once the brief has been laid down I know upon delivery the completed vehicle will be exactly as we specified. Our bodywork has been supplied by KHC for many years and see no reason why it should not continue for many more to come
Kurt Hobbs recently visited LDV in Chicargo. LDV supply Kurt Hobbs Coachworks with the internal racking and components for the Snap-on vehicles in the UK. KHC work closely with LDV on design and fitting for the bespoke Snap-on vehicles. Kurt Hobbs Coachworks are also UK agents for the supply of LDV/ Snap-on components. For further information about parts please contact Greg Hook at Kurt Hobbs Coachworks 01536 330515
We are delighted to announce the opening of our new purpose built offices and workshop area. The new building offers a welcoming Reception area, open plan office space, unique design and graphics studio, boardroom and 6 fully equipped workshop bays. Read more in the July edition on The Business Times...
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