Councillor Terry Cordery performed a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open a £100,000 extension for Horton Commercials on the Ferndown Industrial Estate.
Managing Director Dave Wolfenden who founded the commercial vehicle bodyworks and repair centre in 1987 said that the extra vehicle bay will enable the busy team of 12 skilled body builders and mechanics to meet the increasing demand for their skills by local businesses and authorities.
Thanking Cllr Cordery, a former Mayor of Ferndown who later this year will attend Buckingham Palace to receive the MBE for his services to the Dorset Fire Fighters Charity, Dorset Schools Football Association and to the community in Ferndown, Dave Wolfenden said, “We are delighted to be able to expand our capacity with the extension. Over the years we have extended the building five times, it now has a total of 22,000 sq ft. It will be the last expansion as the site is now fully covered.”
The dedicated team of 18 builds or repairs all sizes and types of commercial vehicles using a diverse skill set which can be applied to small specialist utility vehicles through to a complex horse box construction on behalf of a very diverse customer base.