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Owner-Operator Carlos Salsa opens third shop and forges exclusive partnership with Groupe Gravel

Blainville (Quebec), March 30th, 2015 –
Michel Bourgeois, Vice President and General Manager of Fix Auto Quebec is proud to announce the opening of Fix Auto Centre-Ville.

This is the third Fix Auto shop for Owner-Operator Carlos Salsa. Located in a former rail yard shop just below Griffintown, Fix Auto Centre-Ville is a state-of-the-art 30,000-square foot Collision Shop conveniently located to serve customers in the downtown Montreal area.

“I joined Fix Auto at the very beginning, opening my first Fix Auto location – Fix Auto Verdun – in 1992,” says Mr. Salsa, “and we have grown with the Fix Auto network. My success as a multi-shop owner has been aided by the sales, operational, and marketing support that Fix Auto provides, and I am proud to be a part of this Quebec and Canadian success story!”

Fix Auto Centre-Ville is built to handle a large volume of work, with 3 spray booths and full aluminum body repair and a full team of highly qualified professional bodyshop technicians.

“This is an exciting opportunity for Fix Auto,” says Michel Bourgeois. “By adding this location to our network, Fix Auto is better positioned to provide full territory coverage in Montreal, and the deliver the high levels of customer service and quality control that our Insurance partners have come to expect. We wish Mr. Salsa great success in his new venture, and will continue to provide the operational support he needs to achieve his goals.”

In parallel to opening his third Fix Auto shop, Mr. Salsa has forged an exclusive partnership with Gravel Group, one of the biggest car dealership networks in the city, whereby three Gravel car dealerships will send all their auto body work to Fix Auto’s downtown locations.

“Fix Auto is the perfect partner for our dealer network in Montreal, allowing us to achieve greater efficiencies and provide our customers with world-class Collision Repair services,” said Claude Gravel, President of Gravel Group.

About Fix Auto

Fix Auto Canada is the largest branded network of body shops in Canada, with over 200 independently-owned Collision Centres across the country, all offering a full range of collision repair services maintaining the same high standards of quality, ethics and performance.

The Fix Auto model is designed to create value for all our stakeholders:

  • For Clients: an impeccable customer experience and lifetime guarantee.
  • For Insurers: seamless claims processing and transparent quality controls.
  • For Employees: competitive compensation packages and great work environments.
  • For Owner-Operators: Marketing, Sales and Operational support to drive success and growth.

Founded in 1992, Fix Auto is the global body shop network, now encompassing over 350 locations worldwide. For more information, please visit www.fixauto.com

Network Inquiries:
Michel Bourgeois
General Manager, Fix Auto Quebec Business Centre
450 433-7386

Media Contact:
Carl Brabander
Vice President of Marketing, Fix Auto Canada