THE Hammond Motor Group has certainly come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1962; this was the year when Roy and Daisy Hammond start- ed the business working out of a wooden workshop in Wenhaston. The company now resides in Halesworth offering five fran- chises, including Ford, Nissan, Isuzu, Subaru, and Iveco. It also has a rental department, an HGV commercial vehicle servicing centre, an accident repair centre and a recovery department. Fur- ther afield, it has a semi-trailer repair business in Dereham under the name of Roadcare, another recovery site in Rendle- sham and a Nissan franchise in Bury St Edmunds which also includes an accident repair centre.

The accident repair centre in

Halesworth is one of the largest in East Anglia, covering over 45000sq ft. It’s capable of repairing all types of vehicles, from small cars to all types of heavy goods vehicles. To give you an idea of the scale, it can straighten lorry chassis’ and if needed, completely respray a double decker bus. Recently, after a successful

application and assistance from the Business Energy Efficiency Anglia Programme, Hammonds

its green credentials with three new spray booths �������������������� LED lighting has been specifi-

Hammond Accident Repair Centre increases

enhanced their eco credentials with the installation of three new Junair spray booths, capable of not only spraying cars, but the largest panel vans too. This fol- lowed a previous investment in 2016 when they added a suite of solar panels to two of their main buildings. The original booths were

installed in 1995, which was the same time that they doubled the building size. Putting in new equipment had

to come with energy saving and added efficiency. This meant that they opted for an energy saving pack including; UltraLux LED lighting, Fuel Saver Mode operation, Variable Speed Drives and Junair patented QADs. All of these features, when used in conjunction, will save the company up to 70% of their energy costs. QADs is an advanced auxilia-

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ry air movement system that supplies filtered airflow from the corners of the booths, saving energy, time and money on the paint curing process. Most of the energy used by a

spray booth is expended on heat- ing up external air to the tem- perature required. With Fuel Saver Mode, this automated sys- tem recirculates the air during idle and approximately 22% of energy costs can be saved.

cally designed for use in the new spray booths. LEDs are well known for their energy efficien- cy; as well as significantly increasing LUX levels when compared to standard spray booth lighting. This offers a more consistent and cleaner light that closely replicates natu- ral daylight at 5700k (K, also known as kelvin, is a unit of measurement used to measure absolute temperature). This means painters can achieve a more accurate colour rendition. Add the fact that most of the products used are waterborne, this helps create a much cleaner environment. Glen Hammond, Managing Director said, “It’s a win, win situation for us and the custom- er, not only do we cut down on our carbon footprint, but these new booths allow us to get a faster and even better standard of finish”. He concluded, “We are now looking at doing the same for our Bury St Edmunds site too”.

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weighed approximately

1 kilo and carried the name of the club into the local community.

Rotarian Elaine

Nightingale, who organised the fundraiser, said, “This was a great effort, a huge thank you to all participating venues and to those who contributed, whose support is very much appreciated.” Over £500 was raised, with most of the money going to “Tiffers, The Bus Shelter”, a charity in Ipswich which supports homeless people, making the club eggs- tatic.

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