Commercial Vehicle Repair Specialists

Mission Statement

"We provide a truly broad and unique range of services to our clients. Our aim however, is never to rest on our laurels, but to further improve our technological advantage and maintain our customer care policy"


The Company Foundation

David Philp Commercials Ltd was established in the 1970’s as David Philp Coachworks by its main founder "Mr David Philp Snr".

His ambition and enthusiasm to repair vehicles started as a hobby which then developed onto a small panel/paint shop, then finally a well renowned Commercial Vehicle Repair facility that has developed into a UK recognised repairer. With over 40 years hands on experience David Philp Snr has progressed his knowledge and expertise through his family and workforce to facilitate a larger concern, than that of his earlier days.

His experience was duly recognised as he continuously attended and was a member of various boards throughout the UK, helping such organisations, whether they be major insurance companies or Commercial vehicle bodies, to help, promote, establish and present working methods and procedures to ensure protection so that the commercial vehicle repairer would be recognised for the job that was expected, and not that of cutting corners.

In November 2012, the Transport News Scottish Rewards awarded his recognition to his contribution to the commercial vehicle industry, with the award of "Life Time Achievement". His hard work and determination was finally recognised, which was supported by and also gained by the contribution from his family, friends, customers and most importantly his work force. This award was accepted with sincere appreciation and gratitude to the people who stood by him in his successful journey.

The Company today will have everlasting memories of all his ambitions and drive to a make success of his dream, and to continue the applications and methods that he truly had so much belief and passion for, which will hopefully enable the Commercial Vehicle Repair Industry to provide its services and needs to its customers in the correct and professional standard.

David Philp Snr.

"Gone but will never be forgotten"