FIX AUTO CHELTENHAM ANNOUNCES MAJOR INVESTMENT FOUR YEARS AFTER JOINING THE NETWORK
Fix Auto Cheltenham has become the latest Franchise Partner within Fix Auto UK’s network to reveal a major investment.
Having received the keys to a brand new building less than a mile away from their existing site, owners Kieran Humphries and Andrew Emery are in the throes of transforming the 15,000 sq ft building into a state-of-the-art and highly efficient repair centre.
The announcement comes six weeks after Fix Auto Chelmsford owner Danny Ashwell revealed his major investment resulting in the development of four sites in Essex in as many years.
Thanks to the duo’s clever design, when complete the new Fix Auto Cheltenham repair centre will effectively be a four-fold increase in workspace and the creation of 25 work bays over their previous building. It will also see the introduction of a MOT service station and garage services for MOT service work. The £400,000 investment has been two years in the making and comes exactly four years since Kieran and Andrew joined the network.
Central to the new site will be two spraybooths positioned to ensure a seamless circular workflow to ensure maximum efficiency. When fully operational and their current recruitment drive which will double their workforce is complete, productivity will surpass 200 vehicles a month, a significant increase over the 50 vehicles a month the business is currently capable of achieving.
Commenting on the announcement, Andrew said: “This is truly an exciting time for the business. We joined Fix Auto UK in July 2018 with the sole ambition of taking the business to a whole new level. Here we are, four years on, fulfilling that goal. We would not be embarking on this if it were not for the help and operational support we have received along with the confidence being part of the network brings.
“Kieran and the team behind him have worked tremendously hard and have elevated the business but are restricted by our existing facilities. While we were ambitious four years ago, that’s nothing compared to how we are today having witnessed first-hand from other sites within the network just what can be achieved. It made complete commercial and business sense to invest in the right building that will help us achieve our ambitions.”
Kieran started the business with his late father, Ray, in 2009, and swiftly built up an envious reputation for repairing high end vehicles along with Volkswagens in particular through word of mouth. Andrew, a successful local businessman joined the business to help it fulfil its true potential in becoming the leading repairer for the town.
Ian Pugh, Managing Director for Fix Auto UK, said: “Fix Auto Cheltenham’s story is truly inspiring. Here we have a business that joined the network with such potential and a great local reputation but needed that extra something, call it a missing ingredient, to fulfil its true potential. They have simply outgrown their existing site and so they’re investing heavily and developing a brand new site to enable them to continue their growth and development. I am proud to say that we have provided that support and guidance to help their journey.
“It’s phenomenal to hear just how their progressing and the new site will undoubtedly be another flagship repair centre for our network.”
Caption: Fix Auto Cheltenham owners Kieran Humphries (centre) and Andrew Emery (right) with Fix Auto UK’s Regional Business Manager Neil Reader dwarfed by the impressive 15,000 sq ft building they’re currently converting into another flagship repair centre capable to repairing more than 200 vehicles a month.
Notes to Editors:
· Fix Auto UK is part of a global franchised network of more than 780 bodyshops.
· Fix Auto UK carries out more than 150,000 body repairs per year for leading motor insurance companies, fleets, and retail customers.
· Fix Auto UK, Lyndale House, Harcourt Way, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, LE19 1WL. Tel: 0116 3265401.
· Fix Auto UK’s Portfolio of wholly owned repair centres comprises Fix Auto Daventry, Fix Auto Colwyn Bay, Fix Auto Barnsley, Fix Auto Crawley, Fix Auto Paignton, Fix Auto Liverpool South and Fix Auto Castleford. The Network also holds a majority share in Fix Auto Goole.
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