Independent Porsche specialist, Autofarm, has opened the doors to its new, purpose-built facility in Oxfordshire, moving all operations only a few miles from its current site to a brand new workshop set in the beautiful surroundings of Merton Grounds near Bicester.
The move is set to streamline the business and make projects run more efficiently for Autofarm’s team of Porsche experts.
The new Autofarm workshop is located in the new Boxengasse development – a site with over 25,000sq/ft of bespoke-built premises for services and hospitality intended to offer exclusive premises for Porsche-focused companies.
Mikey Wastie, Managing Director of Autofarm, said: “Our customers have an expectation of what it means to be part of the Autofarm ‘family’. We are a passionate team who love what we do, and we are trusted with some of the most rare and fascinating Porsches in the world.
“Our customers know that we care about doing a great job for every individual who commissions us to work on their car. They know that coming to our quirky offices, where they know every member of our team by name, is part of what it means to be an Autofarm customer. We were sure that when the time came to move, we would have to find a premises that had the right character to ensure we could retain that uniquely personal Autofarm experience.
“The new site at Boxengasse is the perfect place for the next chapter of Autofarm’s story. We have invested in the future of our team – giving them the space and the new technology that they need to create beautiful results for our clients and we now have room to grow and bring other elements of our organisation on site in the future.”
Steve Wood, Managing Director of Autofarm, added: “While it has been important for us, as the new generation of directors, to ensure stability and familiarity for our existing Autofarm customers, we feel the time is right to evolve the business, particularly as we look to develop the exciting work we are carrying out on modern Porsches as well as the classic air-cooled cars we are renowned for.
“The new site has that familiar Autofarm feel, with red brick walls and exposed structures, but will offer a more inviting, inclusive environment for our customers and will allow all of our departments to work more efficiently together. We are excited to be able to invite our customers to come and see what the next era of Autofarm looks like.”
Now in its 46thyear, Autofarm is a leading independent Porsche specialist, known for its knowledge and expertise of the air-cooled generations, but especially the early Carrera RS models.
The company has evolved significantly since a new generation of owners – passionate Porsche experts Mikey Wastie and Steve Wood – took over the business in 2015 and the business has expanded its operations to service, maintain and restore more water-cooled Porsche models as well as the classic vehicles it is well known for.