Dura & Levanta partnership powers ahead in Australia

Great news is arriving weekly from our Australian partners Levanta Workshop Solutions, who are driving thro ...

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Gates raises the bar for Ford workshop fitout

Dura have just completed a brand-new project for the Gates Group, designing a workshop system for their new ...

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Dura on the road

Dura are pleased to announce details of three events they will be exhibiting at this autumn.
To start ...

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First Aston Martin installation for Sytner Group

The new Aston Martin Nottingham dealership belonging to the Sytner Group has been fitted out with a high-le ...

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Grange insists on Dura

 

Grange, a fast growing and successful, prestige, franchised dealership group, that operate as part of Cambria Automobiles plc., insisted that its new state of the art Jaguar Land Rover workshop in Barnet was fitted with Dura workshop furniture.



"We are passionate about investing in the very best facili ...

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Iyasaka help to ensure that Dura is the number 1 brand in Japan

It was our pleasure to host Japanese distributors Iyasaka for a 2 day visit to our facilities in the UK. They enjoyed a tour of our manufacturing facilities in Plymouth to see the detail and precision of our multi-million-pound production equipment, that guarantees the highest quality and consistency on projects delivered globally.

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British Manufacturer Celebrates 20 Years of Innovation at Automechanika.

June represents an important month from Brackley based Dura Ltd who will be exhibiting at Automechanika Birmingham and marking their anniversary with their "20 years of Innovation, Design, & Excellence" celebration.

Dura Ltd was founded in 1997 by industrial designer Dominic Wishlade and was the first company to design and manufactur ...

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Grange invests in Great British Design (and Manufacturing!)

Jaguar Land Rover is certainly a brand on the up, something that will be all too apparent to the residents of Barnet who will have seen the development of a brand new sales and service centre.

 

Forming part of an ongoing investment by Grange, part of the fast expanding Cambria Automobiles Plc, this soon to be completed state- ...

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Dura Cabinets - Still going strong

When Dura created the modular workshop furniture 20 years ago we changed the way that workshops would be designed for ever. Whilst we have seen many companies seek to copy us since then, none have ever surpassed Dura’s unique quality.

To illustrate this, we were recently sent a photo of Greg Purkey’s workshop by a retired dis ...

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Aston Martin choose Dura for DB4 GT Continuation Project

 

One of the most iconic sports cars that Aston Martin has ever made - the DB4 GT is to see the light of day again as the company has embarked on a run of 25 continuation models to be built at the car’s original birthplace in Newport Pagnell.

 

Only 75 GT’s were made when the car was originally put i ...

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Dura welcomes Nordic Distributors for factory and office tours

Since becoming established in 1997, Dura's international distribution network has played an integral part in the expansion and growth of our business, helping us to reach clients and dealerships throughout the world. With their local industry knowledge and automotive sector expertise, each one of our partners have helped us to sell to countries ...

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Discover how to increase profits from your Workshop at AM Live

As a show that is completely FREE to attend, AM Live at the Arena: MK presents dealers and manufacturers with the perfect opportunity to see the latest offerings from over 60 leading brands. As part of this, Dura’s workshop experts will be on hand throughout the day to show visitors the major impacts that good workshop design can have on t ...

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Visit Dura at Mechanex Sandown 2016

This week, Dura will once again be out on the road and exhibiting our latest range of workshop furniture as we head to the exciting Mechanex show at Sandown Park. Aimed at the independent sector of the automotive market, this unique exhibition provides service centres and workshops across the country with the perfect opportunity to see the lat ...

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Introducing the new ServiceWall System

This month at Automechanika Dura were proud to announce the official release of a revolutionary new workshop system that will change the way workshops across the world operate. Designed to sit beautifully within customer facing areas such as dialogue reception bays and express service points, the new ServiceWall s ...

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Discover Dura's latest innovations in workshop furniture at Automechanika Frankfurt

Next week announces the return of Automechanika Frankfurt where Dura will once again be showcasing our latest collection of workshop furniture for you to experience. As the world’s largest and most prestigious automotive trade show, Automechanika brings together the industry’s most advanced providers to give visitors a detailed insi ...

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Dura joins Autop / Stenhoj and Beissbarth on the 'Future Workshop'

 

This year for the first time, Automechanika Frankfurt will be showcasing the latest and greatest innovations in workshop equipment on their new ‘Future Workshop’ stand. Aimed at giving service centre owners a detailed insight into how the future of workshop. design will develop, this innovative stand will showcase many ...

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Meet the team behind the workshops

At Dura, we’ve always based the ethos of our brand around a strong history of design, taking what is often a cluttered and un-tidy workshop and transforming it into an organised, productive and efficient service centre. Whilst much of the basis of our creations is down to the flexibility and quality of our award-winning cabinets, without t ...

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Dura & Gemco join forces to create bespoke service centre for Audi Poole

Ever since Audi first opened its doors to the people of Poole at the turn of the Millennium, Germany’s premier car manufacturer has continued to expand its unique dealership, continuously developing and innovating its Dorset home to offer the most personal and detailed service possible. Now in their 16th year of business and a b ...

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Dura launching exciting new concept at Automechanika

This September, Dura will once again be heading to Europe’s largest and most prestigious automotive trade show to exhibit our latest and most innovative range of integrated workshop systems. Since its original conception over 20 years ago, Automechanika Frankfurt has become one of the mainstay exhibitions for Dura, and this year we will on ...

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Automechanika UK Workshop of the Future stand to showcase Dura?s revolutionary workshop systems

 

This week for the first time, Automechanika will be bringing their leading brand of automotive trade shows to the UK, launching an exciting new exhibition at the Birmingham NEC. As the world’s leading car trade show, this marks yet another leap forward in their worldwide exposure, with shows already taking place in Frankfurt ...

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Latest Product Innovations from Dura Ltd

As a product range that is constantly evolving, Dura’s original 600 series of workshop cabinets has grown significantly over recent years, with major additions helping to improve the flexibility and quality of our systems. Such has been the improvement in our cabinets that many of the world’s leading automotive brands are creating mo ...

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Dura welcomes VIP visitors to New Showroom

Over the past few months the Dura team have been working hard on showcasing our latest range of workshop furniture with a full re-design and re-fit of our unique commercial showroom. This innovative rebuild will look to display the full flexibility and quality of our extensive workshop furniture range, representing the full range of cabinets tha ...

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Behind the Scenes of the new Nissan GT-R LM Nismo Workshop

Throughout the summer of 2015, our expert team of designers worked with revolutionary Nissan GT-R LM Nismo team.  The project was to create a bespoke workshop at the programmes European HQ, based in Silverstone.

 

With long standing relationships with many of the world’s most prestigious automotive brands, our uni ...

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Dura team runs Oxford Half Marathon in support of Helen & Douglas House Hospice

Two members of staff from Dura, innovators in workshop and garage furniture, recently took part in the Oxford Half Marathon to raise over £420 for Helen & Douglas House, the children’s and young adults’ hospice.

 

Dura are long-term supporters of Helen & Douglas House, and will also be taking part i ...

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Dura™s All In One Workshop Solution

Our service Pod is designed to be the perfect all in one solution.  The unit has a small footprint of only 2 metres and requires minimal installation reducing any interference and down time with your day to day operations. With everything needed for modern day vehicle servicing the Service Pod can function as a service reception or rap ...

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See Dura's Independent Garage Solutions at Mechanex 2015

As a professional and reputable manufacturer we have a history of working with main dealers, franchised dealers and independents within the automotive aftermarket. 

 

With such a broad range of customers we are continuously looking for professional and respected events to demonstrate to the market our quality, innovatio ...

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Maxted-Page complete refurbishment with workshop experts Dura

With an established reputation for professionalism and integrity, image was a key priority for the independent historic Porsche specialist.  Often working for private collectors and international historic racing, the workshop needed to represent the company’s values, making cleanliness and organisation a top priority.

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Is Fluid Management Costing You 's

In a market where new equipment is purchased annually to keep up with rapid vehicle technology changes, every penny counts. Those you do manage to save can be reinvested to keep your business a step ahead of its competitors.

 

A common area within your workshop that may lower profit returns is your oil management system. The ...

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Nissan Nismo Choose Dura

 

Nissan NISMO’s new LM P1 programme has specifically chosen workshop equipment specialist Dura, to design and install a new workshop for the revolutionary Nissan GT-R LM.

 

As the originators of the fitted garage concept, and a global reputation in the automotive industry for excellence and innovation in ...

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Dura builds new bridges in Bologna

Since originally launching our range in 1997, Dura Ltd have always been well represented at automotive shows around the world, spreading news about our latest workshop furniture products at cutting edge exhibitions such as Automechnika and the Commercial Vehicle Show. As a fantastic way of meeting new distributors / clients and building relation ...

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Caps and Dura develop Harley Davidson Flagship

 

Caps-Workshops have developed a strong relationship with Harley-Davidson and have just finished working on the company’s EMEA flagship dealer in Reading.  With an ethos based on fulfilling dreams and providing extraordinary motorcycles and customer experiences, Harley- Davidson needed a dealership and aftersales worksho ...

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Welcome to the world of Continova

 

As the original innovators of the integrated workshop system, Dura’s modular cabinetry and tool storage solutions can be found in most major cities and prestigious automotive workshops in Sweden. Due to the company’s long lasting relationship with their Swedish Distributor Continova AB, the technically advanced product ...

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The CV Show prevails again

The 14th – 16th April played host to the largest, most comprehensive road freight transport event in Britain, the CV Show.  Held at the NEC Birmingham, the event ensures a nationwide attendance and features focal points including the workshop area where Dura could be found on the green carpet that luckily matched ...

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Autopromotec opens its doors to Dura

After years of public demand we are pleased to announce that 2015 will be the year that Dura exhibit at Autopromotec, Bolgna from 20th – 24th May.  The biennial exhibition takes place in the Trade Centre of Bolgna, in the Emilia Romagna region, aptly known worldwide as Motor Valley.

 

Since b ...

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Creating a workshop that leaves a lasting impression

As one of the world’s largest automotive brands, Volkswagen have developed an enviable reputation for car design that has led to the creation of many of the UK’s most iconic and bestselling motor cars. From the classic Beetle to the legendary Golf, VW have evolved and grown considerably over the years, developing an image for produci ...

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What's in store on stand 4D81?

For over ten years we have been exhibiting at Britain’s largest road and freight exhibition, the annual CV Show based at the NEC Birmingham.  This year will prove to be another large collaboration of the commercial vehicle industry and we have opted to showcase a multitude of our solution led designs.

 

Based on s ...

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Charles Hurst, the largest automotive park in Europe invest in bespoke Dura workshop

As a dealership whose mission it is to be an outstanding company who achieve customers for life, Northern Irelands leading motor group, Charles Hurst, have gone from strength to strength since first opening their doors in 1911. With headquarters based on a 20 acre plot in Belfast, the site is now the largest automotive park in Europe, and employ ...

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Dura combat?s the lack of trust in independent garages

UK independent garages are facing an uphill battle against customers who don’t trust them and often feel over charged for the service they have received.  In a recent RAC Garage Compare poll, 60% of motorists said they have had a bad experience when taking their car for a service, MOT or general repair work. 

 

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How to benefit from a practical approach!

 

As the originators of the integrated workshop concept, we know that to create the perfect workshops there are a number of common pitfalls that companies can encounter. From not integrating enough storage to choosing the wrong worktop, every workshop, repair centre or service facility can benefit from doing the simple things better ...

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Workshops Then and Now

 

The automotive world has changed immeasurably since the first automobiles were introduced.  If you were to walk into a workshop in the 1900’s, it would be a far cry from what we class as the norm today.  There has always been a chicken and the egg scenario with the question, do manufacturers set the ...

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Dura Receives Quality Management Accreditation

To demonstrate our dedication to quality and customer satisfaction, we have been working together with QMS International PLC to obtain our ISO 9001 accreditation.  As a centre of excellence, it was important for us to provide assurance that we do what we say we do.  For this reason we consulted with QMS International Plc to discuss our ...

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Factory's growth story judged best in the West

In 2009, Westwood Automation was one of Plymouth’s leading producers, fabricating steel products for many of the UK’s leading brands. But when one of their major customers defaulted on an order, what was once a profitable and proud organisation were ready to shut their doors on the manufacturing market, leaving staff out of work and ...

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Dura joins forces with VUG Norge

In a new distribution  initiative for the Norwegian market Dura is joining  forces with VUG Norge and Verksted Industri Service  to market their industry leading modular workshop furniture system. The members of the  VUG Group cover the whole of Norway handling workshop projects of all sizes from initial design through to fin ...

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Dura develops 'showpiece' workshop for Swansway Group

Award winning motor retail group, Swansway, are known for their attention to detail and for their desire to delight their customers. With 18 dealerships located from Preston in the North to Birmingham in the South, Swansway is known for its excellent customer experience and this extends to the workshop, not just the showrooms and coffee areas. Read more

Dura makes major investment in the future

When it comes to innovation, we’ve never been shy of change and have always been at the cutting edge of the latest workshop system developments. From a small product tweak to a completely new range, Dura have always gone the extra mile to ensure that the design and build quality of our workshop systems is unrivalled in the industry.

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New Workshop for Dura's Baltic Distributor

Here at Dura we are always happy to welcome a new business partner into the Dura family, but when they also bring with them an opening project for a major automotive group, that allows us to truly showcase our product excellence and problem solving ability, this makes us even happier.

 

Based in the heart of Vilnius, UAB Tecal ...

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Fantastic reaction to New Workshop Concept at Automechanika

Whilst there is never a shortage of superlatives to describe the attention that Automechanika Frankfurt brings to the Dura range, this year’s show was without a doubt the best show we’ve exhibited at so far. As shows go, Automechanika has always provided a fantastic reaction to the products we’ve launched at the show, but this ...

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Porsche choose custom built design for flagship service centre

As the world’s leading provider of integrated workshop systems, Dura have always prided themselves on delivering truly unique solutions for each of their customers. Whether the client requires a full fit out for a dealership service centre or a series of unique worktop finishes, bespoke design has always been at the forefront of Dura&rsquo ...

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Sleek, streamlined, simplicity with Dura's patented ServicePod™

With interest in the revolutionary patented ServicePod™ range continuing to grow, Dura are now able to provide workshops of all sizes with a bespoke ServicePod™ configuration that’s elegantly finished in the corporate colour scheme of their choice.

 

ServicePod™ brings together every e ...

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Dura?s new foldaway space-saver workbench

Workshop specialists Dura have created a unique space-saving folding workbench, extending their growing range of mobile tool storage solutions.

 

The folding unit, which measures 1200mm wide when fully extended, can be condensed right down to a width of just 300mm. It can actually be stored almost anywhere, including below cab ...

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Dura's features on Channel 4's Inside Rolls Royce

With a proud history of developing workshops for many of the world’s most prestigious automotive brands, Dura were recently commissioned to develop a completely bespoke system of fitted cabinets for the team at Rolls Royce in Chichester. Designed around the interior of their new and extremely innovative production area, Dura helped Rolls R ...

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Give your cabinets a stunning backdrop

With over 15 year’s experience in designing the most innovative of automotive, motorcycle and industrial workshops, we know more than anyone how difficult it can be to create a layout that is as good to look at as it is to work in. Whilst our modular and integrated cabinets provide a well styled and aesthetically pleasing workshop solution ...

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Dura completes unique fit out for Bob Houghton Ferrari

As one of the oldest Ferrari service centres anywhere in the UK, Bob Houghton Ferrari has gained a glowing reputation for maintaining and customising both modern and classic Ferrari’s for some of the world’s most prestigious car owners. Because of this reputation in recent months Bob and his team wanted to bring the interior of the w ...

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Creating a workshop that matches the reputation

After recently carrying out a full design and re-fit for Audi Stafford’s sister site in Stoke upon Trent, Dura were chosen to create a fresh and functional design for the existing workshop that brought a number of factors into consideration. With topics such as aesthetics, technician retention, corporate identity, and customer perception o ...

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Distributor Focus: Tecalemit Finland

Based in Helskinki, Tecalemit have been Dura’s sole distributor in Finland for over 3 years now, working with our expert design team to help deliver some truly unique projects. Since the start of 2010, Tecalemit have worked with Dura on a variety of workshop installations for major automotive brands such as Porsche, Toyota, BMW, and more r ...

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Looker Mercedes choose Duras's workshop expertise for Crawley service centre

Since the original days of the silver arrow, Mercedes Benz has become renowned around the world for their precise approach, developing vehicles that are built around a long-standing tradition for elegance and quality. When it comes to creating the perfect experience for their customers, Mercedes pay attention to every detail, ensuring that every ...

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Dura invests in €1million Salvagnini P4EX metal-bending machine

As an on-going commitment to the quality of our products and the faith that we have in UK manufacturing, Dura have just taken delivery of an £850,000 machine that will help to further increase the quality of the systems we produce whilst increasing the performance and capacity at our Plymouth based factory.55

 

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