Overbrook Recovery Service

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0870 4144499
After hours
01594 542724
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The Company was founded in 1938 (originally named Hawthorn Garage) and was also a successful plumbing and heating business. It was established as Overbrook Garage in 1959 by Mr O.H.Griffiths and in the early 1960’s went over solely to the repair of cars and vehicle breakdown, and later was one of the first companies to be involved in vehicle recovery. The business is now operated by Mr T Griffiths and his family.

In 1997 the Company acquired Hawkwell Garage in Cinderford, allowing it to operate the recovery business from a dedicated yard which gave secure vehicle storage and excellent workshops for the maintenance of a comprehensive fleet of own vehicles.

The company has built up a successful business by ensuring that staff are fully trained in all aspects of their work. They receive additional training as new working practices or technological developments dictate. Being a family business in a rural area personal contact with the customers has always been very important. The recovery side of the business gained its ISO9002 in 1997 for recovery and in 1998 for the workshop. In August 2002 we were one of the first organisations to attain PAS43 in the UK.

The workshops and MOT testing stations have:

  • the latest computerised engine diagnostic equipment with digital oscilloscope and code reader
  • four wheel diagnostic computerised equipment
  • automatic tyre changer and computerised wheel balancing equipment
  • diesel smoke meter and five gas emission equipment
  • air conditioning servicing equipment
  • RAC computer based technical capabilities (Autologic)

We offer dedicated customer waiting areas with hot and cold vending machines, providing complimentary refreshments. It's our aim to bring a welcoming atmosphere for all our customers.

Overbrook has a very good team of roadside mechanics, recovery drivers, workshop mechanics, forecourt and office staff all of whom are involved in ensuring and maintaining customer satisfaction.

In December 1997 substantial additional premises where purchased to cope with the increasing demand. Initially for recovery operations and maintenance of the company vehicles, subsequently it was expanded to include testing bays for all current vehicles. It is also approved by the VI as a designated testing station for HGV & PSV type vehicles. This Testing Station is unique in the West of England and there are only a handful in the whole of the UK in private ownership. At Hawkwell we operate a fully computerised HGV brake tester with axle weighing features. A third depot was opened in Gloucester in early 1999 to assist servicing of our various Gloucester contracts and has proven a success and allows our technicians to do repairs and fuel drains in our fully equipped workshops.

This Company is primarily involved in:

  • the roadside repair and recovery of motor vehicles
  • the repair and service of motor vehicles
  • the supply of petrol & diesel fuels from a busy forecourt together with two MOT stations

Ford Cargo 1515 Dyson Hydraloader 6000 slideback with type 5 second vehicle lift(2250kgs) 23’ hydraloader major body. HIAB 765 lorry loader crane with foldable lifting frame & bars. 8000lb hydraulic winches front & rear. Winching post, 50mm ball to headboard, hydraulic flyer with 2 speed beacons, flood lights & infra red winch control. First aid kit fire extinguisher, lifting straps, chains, snatch block etc. Air line to rear - day cab.

BMC 518 Proffesional 13 tonne Crew Cab, air suspension with rear dump. Semi Dismountable low approach, Dave Bland body,24ft clear deck, around 5 Degrees loading angle. 2nd Car Lift. Ramsey sliding winch, remote operation. Air operated beacons. Loading Lights. Winching Posts. 12v Jump Points Front & Rear. , spares and breakdown kit, lock out kit, power pack, fuel, oil and water. Trolley jack, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, blankets. Snatch blocks, Slippery Jims.

Mercedes 817 Atego Hi-Top Sleeper Cab Power Lift- Dyson Hydra lift 2000. 10,000lb rear winch, swivel crane, chain forks, commercial forks, towing ball, tow pole, motorcycle supertray & frame. Skid pans, dolly wheels, spares and breakdown kit, lock out kit, power pack, fuel, oil and water. Dyson C type body, trolley jack, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, beacons and serious flood lights. Air line to rear, trailer board, infra red winch control, snatch block.

Mercedes Benz 1114D Slide back 4 Tonne capacity. 8,000 Lb winch. Headboard rubber buffers and 50mm ball to headboard, 50 mm tow ball & pin to rear of vehicle. Winching post plus six anchor points. Trailer board. Crew cab with safety belts, fire extinguisher, first aid kit. Beacon lights & rear floods.

Mercedes Benz 814D Aluminium 21’ Slide Back J&J. (Expected to be finished built late November 2005) Fully equipped vehicle on air for low loading angle. 50mm ball to headboard. Jump Sockets Front & Rear.Trailer board,trolley jack,fuel,air,water, tool kit, crew cab, rear safety belts, first aid kit & fire extinguisher. Beacon lights & floods, infra red winch control, winching chains.

Mercedes Benz 814D Slideback 23’ Steel Bed with Do;;ey Wheels with rear 2ND vehicle power lift 8,000 lb winch 100ft cable, snatch block, motor-cycle cut outs, rear chain forks, 50mm ball pin to headboard,tow hook, trailer board,trolley jack,fuel,air,water, tool kit, crew cab, rear safety belts, first aid kit & fire extinguisher. Beacon lights & floods, infra red winch control, winching chains.

Mercedes Benz 814D Beavertail 25’ steel bed. 8000lb winch 100ft cable, snatch block, 50mm ball to head board, tow hook, trailer board, trolley jack, fuel, air, water, tool kit, crew cab, rear safety belts, first aid kit & fire extinguisher. Beacon lights & floods,infra red winch control, winching chains.

Mercedes Benz 814D Slideback 20ft Steel fish tail, 8000lb winch & 100ft cable. snatch block, 50mm ball to head board, tow hook, trailer board, trolley jack, fuel, air, water, tool kit, crew cab, rear safety belts, first aid kit & fire extinguisher. Beacon lights & floods,, winching chains, motor cycle bump lock.

Iveco 65C15 Slideback Truck 2.75tonne body, Crew Cab,2nd carlift, 8000 lb winch, jump point front & rear, tool kit & spares. Fuel, Oil & water, trailer board, snatch block, wrecking chains,trolley jack, rear belts, first aid kit & fire extinguisher, beacons & floods Trailer board & mobile phone.

Iveco 65C15 Powerlift Truck 2.00tonne body, Crew Cab, 8000 lb winch, swivel crane, motorcycle frame (will take superbikes) jump point front & rear, tool kit & spares. Fuel, Oil & water, trailer board, snatch block, wrecking chains,trolley jack, rear belts, first aid kit & fire extinguisher, beacons & floods Trailer board & mobile phone.

Iveco 65C15 Swanneck Powerlift (David Bland) Stainless Steel Body .Crew Cab. 8000 lb winch, swivel crane, superbike motorcycle frame (will take superbikes) jump point front & rear, tool kit & spares. Fuel, Oil & water, trailer board, snatch block, wrecking chains, trolley jack, rear belts, first aid kit & fire extinguisher, beacons & floods Trailer board & mobile phone.

Iveco 614 Powerlift Truck 2.00tonne body, Crew Cab, 8000 lb winch, swivel crane, motorcycle frame (will take superbikes) jump point front & rear, tool kit & spares. Fuel, Oil & water, trailer board, snatch block, wrecking chains,trolley jack, rear belts, first aid kit & fire extinguisher, beacons & floods Trailer board & mobile phone.

Mercedes Benz 609D Dyson Transloader minor 17’ bed 2 ton capacity, 8000lb winch, 3 ramps, 50mm ball to headboard, motorcycle frame,50mm tow ball, winching post, low angle extension ramps, crew cab, rear safety belts, first aid kit & fire extinguisher, trolley jack, beacons and floods, trailer board. Digital Mobile Phone.

Mercedes Benz 609D Hydralift 1500, 8000lb winch, swivel crane, towing eye, motorcycle frame, skid pans, trolley jack, dolly wheels, full tool kit and spares. Snatch block, fuel, oil and water, power pack, jump point front and rear, crew cab, rear safety belts, beacons and floods, first aid kit and fire extinguisher, crawler, wrecking chains, trailer board. Digital Mobile Phone.

Mercedes Benz 811D Power Lift 2 tonne, crew cab,8000lb winch, swivel crane, tow hook, skid pans, motor cycle frame, dolly wheels, jump points front & rear, power pack, full tool kit & spares, fuel oil & water, first aid kit & extinguisher, trailer board. Beacons, floods & mobile phone.

Mercedes Benz Vito Van Crew Cab fitted Stow & Tow system. Fully equipped services van. Fuel, oil & water, trolley jack, trailer board. First aid kit & fire extinguisher, beacons & floods. Mobile phone.

Mercedes Benz Vito Van Crew Cab fitted Tenby system. Fully equipped services van. Fuel, oil & water, trolley jack, trailer board. First aid kit & fire extinguisher, beacons & floods. Mobile phone.

Range Rover Back up vehicle 8000lb front mounted winch.

Land Rover Discovery 8000lb front mounted winch. Full tool kit, water petrol & diesel. Tow pole, full service back up.

MSM Bumplock Damage free motorcycle frame for transporters. (Six of these)

Brenderup Tipping Car Trailer 2 ton with electric loading winch.

Covered Tipping Trailer 3.5 tonne.

Amplus Four Wheel Spectacle Dolly.

Rover 400 Courtesy Car

Fiat Cinquecento Courtesy Car

Vauxhall Corsa Service Van

Hazle-wood Motorcycle trailer.

Alexander 18ft Aluminium trailer.

MSM Super Motorcycle Trailer Two of these.

Fork Lift Trucks One fork lift at Gloucester Depot. One at Cinderford Depot, for unloading serious RTA’s. Plus specialist Two Tonne 4x4 for off road recovery & 3.5 tonne tracked Mini Digger.

24 hour manned operations with breakdown dedicated incoming phonelines & faxline, using mobile phones for deployment and control. Computer tracking of all jobs with Motortrade software. Turbo Dispatch installed, all Computers replaced with XP technology and Windows 2000 in September 2005. New Panasonic KX TDA30 Phone systems installed at Drybrook and Hawkwell with Digital Lines and Business Broadband. After hours number connected to main server so jobs can be controlled from after hours number.

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