Topline earns its go faster stripes
AutoTerminal is one of the largest importers and wholesalers of used vehicles in New Zealand selling cars, vans and SUV’s with a downloadable inventory list of over 500 vehicles.
AutoTerminal delivers vehicles directly to customers and owner Darryl McGifford was looking for large premises to be able to store the cars safely before their onward journey. He found a disused warehouse on Ryan Place, Manukau, and immediately hired Topline Trade Services to undertake the renovation work. Mr McGifford says, “I’ve known Neil Gillespie at Topline for years and have always hired him and the team for all my commercial jobs. I needed the premises to be up and running in a relatively short time, and I knew Topline would deliver a quality finish on schedule.”
Factory moves up a gear
The first job for the Topline team was removing the existing drainage system so it could be relocated and repositioned. A 5 tonne digger was brought on to site and the concrete excavation began. New drainage was installed to marry in with the plumbing installation. The second part of the project involved upgrading the factory kitchen and toilet blocks. Previously the toilets had been male only. Topline removed the old block and replaced it with a new unisex toilet block, male toilet block, new kitchen and warehouse wash area.
Project Manager and Topline Director Neil Gillespie comments “The upgrade was quite a big project and we were more than happy to co-ordinate and manage all of the aspects of the new fit-out with Darryl. This included organising builders, electricians, concrete cutters, the vinyl flooring team, painters and the alarm guys. Scheduling individual trades to work alongside each other can often be tricky, but the guys worked seamlessly to produce the required finish.”
Total project management
Darryl McGifford concludes, “We were absolutely delighted with the finished building work. Neil and the Topline team took all the worry and hassle away from me and completely managed the whole project. The AutoTerminal team has settled in to our new premises and the business is going from strength from strength.”