Auto Services Perth Ltd is a family-run, independent, commercial vehicle garage business providing multiple vehicle solutions in the form of vehicle SERVICING, MOTs, PARTS AND REPAIRS, RECOVERY, RENTAL and VEHICLESALES.
Crozier started the business in 1981 aged 21, with his father Jim. They
initially worked from a rented lock-up in Perth and Jim continued to
take an active interest in the garage until retirement. In 1988, Stephen
had a stroke of luck on the football pools, which enabled him to invest
in the company’s
first recovery vehicle. Stephen, his wife Elaine and
their son Mark are the current Directors and Mark is the driving force
behind the company’s recovery operation. The company now operates 14
recovery trucks and 5 roadside service vans.
10 years, the company moved to a property in Ruthvenfield Place,
Inveralmond Industrial Estate, Perth. Moving from the town centre out to
Inveralmond was a huge move at the time……would our customers travel all
that way?..... fortunately they did, but it was challenging times.
the years the workforce increased and the recovery side expanded,
gaining contracts with the main breakdown companies including The
Green Flag, RAC to name a few.
The company currently has over 50 employees across its
various operations - Vehicle service workshops are open from 7am until midnight,
Monday to Friday and 9am until 1pm on a Saturday. Recovery operates
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with drivers working a shift pattern.
company was outgrowing its base at Ruthvenfield Place, Perth and in
2008, at the height of the credit crunch, moved into our current base at
Bertha Park, Perth - but 12 years later it to is bursting at the
seams, and the company will commence building another workshop at its
site in Ruthvenfield Way, Perth.
The company expanded into vehicle sales and rental and currently has sales and aftersales franchise for Isuzu Pick-up, aftersales servicing and repair for Iveco, Mercedes-Benz vans, Fiat Professional, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Maxus vans and from February 2022 added Vauxhall Light Commercial to the portfolio.
When Covid-19 hit in March 2020, recovery numbers dropped from around 40 to 5 per day but gradually this improved as restrictions were relaxed - the workshop became busier as more people turned to online shopping - home delivery vehicles needed to be kept roadworthy. The company services vehicles for many of the main supermarkets and utility companies.
With the advance of electric vehicles, Auto Services Perth Ltd are investing in training for their technicians to enable them to service and repair these modern vehicles, and has 3 EV Charging points (including 2 x 22Kw Rolec units) installed at Bertha Park, Perth.
November 2021, Auto Services Perth Ltd celebrated
40 years in business
with a function held at Murrayshall House Hotel, Perth, for over 100
people, made up of staff, friends, customers and franchise partners.
After almost 2 years of Covid-19 restrictions, we were all able to
together and celebrate
, and each guest was presented with a specially
commissioned bottle of gin or whisky.
40 years is a great achievement and the company is already planning for the 50th anniversary. The garage has bought its own barrel of whisky from the Arran Distillery – this will be ready in 10 years when it will be bottled for the staff, customers and franchise associates.