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For the first time ever, the Fix Automotive Network (FAN) family of brands comes together for the FAN National Conference 2018; One Family, One Vision.

BLAINVILLE (Quebec), May 9, 2018 – The Fix Automotive Network (FAN), which consists of Fix Auto, Speedy Auto Service and NOVUS Glass, came together in beautiful Niagara Falls, Ontario for their first national conference as one family with one vision. From May 3rd to 5th, franchise strategic partners as well as valued insurance, fleet and vendor partners, special guests and corporate teams, were treated to interactive sessions, informative presentations and inspiring keynote speakers. The event provided a platform for sharing of best practices from automotive aftermarket industry counterparts and partners. The conference also hosted a vendor tradeshow, network awards ceremony and team building activity, all with a final delegate count exceeding 320.  

“For our FAN team; unity is the key to our drive-forward focus,” said Steve Leal – President & CEO of Fix Auto World. “Bringing all our franchise strategic partners together from all our brands is important for building a unified team that will drive our brands forward as we continue to grow Canada’s premier complete automotive aftermarket services solution.” Special guests Jean-Francois Champagne – President of AIA Canada and David Lingham – Head of Business Fix Auto World, spoke to delegates regarding the future of the industry in Canada and the world, along with how FAN is revolutionizing the industry through innovation, continual process improvement and leveraging the family of brands.

FAN Conference delegates were treated two inspiring and spirited keynote speakers, Patrick Leroux and David Chilton. Both these celebrated entrepreneurs delivered messages of perseverance, moving outside of your comfort zone and how to add value to your business. The success of the Fix Automotive Network team is built on the determination and entrepreneurial spirit of each franchise strategic partner so the messages delivered by these two speakers were well aligned with the interests of the FAN network owners.

Updates on the businesses from the FAN Marketing, Sales and Operations teams also gave the delegation a look into what is on the agenda for the rest of this year and beyond. “The FAN corporate team is always looking ahead at industry trends and evolving customer needs,” commented Leal. “Old ways do not open new doors.” A panel discussion with key insurance and fleet partners along with a vendor representative, themed One Customer - One Focus, examined evolving customer expectations, what shops need to do meet those expectations and how FAN will continue to deliver the tools franchise strategic partners will need to ensure the best overall customer experience.

Leal concludes, “We work for our franchise strategic partners, their success is our success. While the Fix Automotive Network family has over 2,000 locations worldwide and continues to grow; it’s our Canadian operations that are at the forefront of the industry. We are committed to our network and our strength lies in our unity. We are truly one family with one vision.”

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The Fix Automotive Network is Canada’s largest automotive aftermarket services group, consisting of Fix Auto, NOVUS Glass, Speedy Auto Service and Minute Muffler & Brake. Each of our collision, glass and mechanical repair facilities are locally owned and operated offering hassle-free vehicle care and services. Our company and our network continue to grow nationally, thanks to a solid foundation based on entrepreneurship and innovation. The Fix Automotive Network is the Canadian automotive aftermarket services solution.

Elizabeth Wilcox
Manager, Communications & Public Relations
Fix Auto Canada

Steve Leal - President & CEO
Fix Auto World


David Lingham - Head of Business
Fix Auto World


Jean-François Champagne - President
AIA Canada


Keynote Speaker:
Patrick Leroux


Keynote Speaker:
David Chilton


Panel: One Customer, One Focus


FAN National Conference