With over 30 years of experience in commercial vehicle bodybuilding, the original PPS Commercials team was made up of around 10 people and we were building standard bodies for a handful of new customers.
In 1992 they moved to a larger site on Cemetery Road in Radcliffe where their numbers grew to more than 50. Once they made this new base their home, they were able to acquire more customers and concentrate on developing more bespoke bodies engineered with innovative new products, like the PPS ‘Sidewalk System’.
But that wasn’t the end of the story. In 2008, PPS opened their own in-house Auto Electrical Division in order to cut down on the use of subcontractors and to offer van conversions and all electrical services under the same roof. That very same year saw the development of PPS’ own commercial truck parts department which opened to existing customers and the general public.
With no signs of slowing down, PPS moved to new premises – their current site in Bury – in March 2012. This new site boasts a 65,000 square foot body shop with a whopping seven acres of land for vehicle storage. They were also able to launch their own national Mobile Service Division which services the whole of the UK and Ireland taking care of any warranty or aftersales issues, repairs, modifications, and independent vehicles checks.
The team is currently made up of around 90 people – but that number is due to rise! – as the workload continues to increase with new development plans in motion including the broadening of the customer base, growing product lines and evolving geographical areas into which PPS products are sold.
PPS Commercials prides themselves on offering exceptional customer service; this has been a staple since the beginning all those years ago. PPS acknowledges that bodywork built to a standard design doesn’t suit the requirements of everyone, so each body that leaves the PPS factory has been designed and built to meet the exact needs of the customer.
Please take a look around the site to find out more about the services and examples of custom bodies, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.