VCR – Vehicle Crash Repairs – one of the fastest growing and evolving independent insurance-approved accident repair centres in Milton Keynes – has taken significant steps towards a greener and more sustainable way in which vehicles are repaired expanding into a new 30,000 sq ft facility.

VCR has invested heavily into the new site which has undergone a full refurbishment and fit-out, boasting all-new state-of-the-art green technology and equipment as part of its journey to become a carbon-neutral vehicle repair centre and the largest independent repair site in the area.

Known for providing quality repairs, VCR has built an outstanding reputation over the past 13 years and is a trusted insurance-approved accident repair centre in Milton Keynes.

Born out of a passion for cars and attention to detail, Rob Clark founded the business in 2011 repairing vehicles from one van as a mobile repairer. Having built a great reputation, the business moved into its first premises within 12 months which was quickly outgrown. As the business continued to become known for its high-quality repairs and reliability, another 18 months later it moved into a larger workshop in Denbigh Hall, occupying 6,000 sq ft.

In 2018, VCR joined NBRA and started to expand into insurance repairs with Rob becoming Audatex qualified which enabled the business to move forward.

In 2019 the business evolved and became an insurance-approved workshop which was followed by a rebrand in 2021 to VCR – Vehicle Crash Repairs. The team have built strong relationships with some great local companies and is well respected in the East Anglia area, making VCR a leading repair centre.

Continuing to grow its reputation VCR is now committed to becoming one of the best green vehicle repair centres in the south-east of the country. VCR is underway with its comprehensive plans to become completely carbon-neutral and is doing so by adopting sustainable practices in its brand-new site. With all-new fully electric spray booths (manufactured in Britain) installed in its workshop, the use of energy-efficient technology and systems, automated LED lighting throughout the building, implementing recycling and waste management programs and making operational changes, VCR is reducing energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and reducing waste. The business will be offsetting its remaining emissions through renewable energy projects and carbon offset programs.

Further plans to reduce its carbon footprint include a reduction of energy use and dependence on fossil fuels as VCR will install solar panels within the first year of operating from its new site – enabling the use of renewable energy.

Staff wellbeing is also a big part of VCR’s new mission and the crash repair centre has also invested heavily into creating one of the best environments for its team and future employees.

Managing Director, Rob Clark comments: “As VCR evolves, going green has been at the forefront of all our business decisions and investments as we are aware of the carbon footprint repair centres create and are working hard to reduce the environmental impact when repairing vehicles. We believe that our industry should be leading the way in pushing for more businesses to become carbon neutral.”

“From the beginning, VCR’s mission was to provide a high-quality repaired finish with a friendly and reliable service – the same principle has been at the core of VCR throughout its development over the years and is one of the main contributors to our ever-growing success. Over the years NBRA has helped and supported us with many contributing factors which have helped us with our growth, and we will continue to work closely with them now and in the future.”