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19th June 2017 Paul Andrews

Swansway Accident Repair Centre in Crewe is Audi UK’s only specialist repair centre for their R8 supercar.

Last year, family owned Swansway Accident Repair Centre in Crewe, invested £80,000 in specialist technology; becoming Audi UK’s only specialist repair centre for their R8 supercar.

At the time, the R8 was the only Audi using the ground-breaking auto construction technology, which uses the super-lightweight carbon-fibre reinforced polymer, known as, CFRP; the material is light, yet has great strength and rigidity, and now it’s making its way into vehicles across the Audi range.

The new Audi A8 saloon, due out later this year, has a rear panel made of CFRP and Swansway Accident Repair Centre, will once again swing into action as the Audi UK designated specialist UK repairer.

Swansway Group Director, David Smyth explained, “The new Audi A8 will join the R8 in using CFRP as a major construction component; this brings our Accident Repair Centre into play again, as the re-designed Audi A8 brings with it the need for our very specialist technicians to undertake the repairs.”

“Martin Smith is one of only five technicians in the world, who’ve been trained, by Audi in Germany. He’s qualified and trained to use the latest ultrasound scanning technology which is needed in order to discern whether the integrity of the CFRP has been damaged”, added David

Every Audi R8 or A8 repair, involving possible damage to the CFRP components, will be co-ordinated by Swansway Accident Repair Centre in Crewe, with diagnostics and repairs undertaken by specialist CFRP Technician, Martin Smith, “It’s a real thrill to be one of only five specialist CFRP trained technicians in the world It means I get to work on amazing cars like the Audi R8 supercar and soon to be released new Audi A8. It’s a really special job”.



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