Twisted Automotive, which specialises in re-engineering the Land Rover Defender, has launched a dedicated Coach-works sector of the business, following a £100,000 investment by the business.

The business has made four new appointments in total. Chris Johnson has been appointed as the new floor operations director, to co-ordinate all processes within the workshop, while the new, dedicated LR (Land Rover) Coach-works team consists of experienced spray technicians, Paul Thomson, Eddie Doyle and David Douglas, recruited from the original Defender manufacturer.

 The team will work full-time for Twisted, as the business continues its expansion by bringing ‘in-house’ a service it had previously out-sourced to local experts. LR Coach-works will manage and execute all aspects of paint and bodywork, including the preparation of vehicles for further engineering in the Twisted workshop.

The expansion of the business comes as Twisted prepares to unveil a new long-term strategy that will help shape the future of the Defender, while being sure to pay homage to the history of the vehicle.

Twisted founder and managing director Charles Fawcett will also outline his plans for the last remaining brand new Defender, which he purchased off the production line when production of the original vehicle ceased in 2016.

Twisted founder and managing director Charles Fawcett

Fawcett said: “As we prepare to enter the next chapter of the company’s history, we’re very excited to reveal details of our new expanded LR Coach-works operation.

“Since the business’s establishment in 2001, we have worked alongside the finest local craftsmen to deliver this service and to bring it in-house is the next natural step for us.”

Twisted Automotive is recognised as the global authority on the Defender and specialises in redefining the vehicles to the exacting specifications of customers from around the world.

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