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Stephen and Sam Smith, two of the most prolific repairers within Fix Auto UK’s network, are further developing their operation in Leeds.
The father and son duo have recently received the keys to a 10,000 sq ft building which, significantly, is perfectly positioned close to the M1 motorway with seamless access and ample secure parking, and they are now in the process of developing their fourth new repair centre.
Work is expected to be completed by mid-September enabling the new site to operate under the title of Fix Auto Leeds South and will further complement their Fix Auto Leeds North repair centre designed and built to their specification 18 months ago. The Smiths also operate Fix Auto Keighley and Fix Auto Bradford South.
Explaining the move, Sam said: “It really is all about progression. While our previous Leeds South site served us well, productivity and efficiency were restricted by the limited parking there. Access to the building wasn’t the best either. In summary, we simply outgrew it.
“Our new site will echo our Leeds North operation with an open plan bodyshop, plenty of car parking and easy access which will enable us to operate a far greater work-flow processes. It is also close to the M1 with easy and fluid access in and out of the site.”
Sam added: “It is yet another major investment for the business but one we feel is necessary to maintain the high level of service to our customers. When fully operational I believe our productivity will improve by more than 100 per cent over our former site.”
Ian Pugh, Managing Director for Fix Auto UK, commented: “This is yet another exciting development for Stephen and Sam and for the network. They became the first Franchise Partners to design and build a bespoke site and have really benefitted from its seamless productivity. They’re striving to build a portfolio of high-performing bodyshops which has to be congratulated.”

Caption: Work is well underway… Stephen (left) and Sam Smith outside their latest acquisition, a 10,000 sq ft former builders’ merchants that they are now in the process of converting into their fourth repair centre.

Notes to Editors:
· Fix Auto UK is part of a global franchised network of more than 925 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, Fix Auto Castleford, Fix Auto Newport and Fix Auto Henley-on-Thames. The Network also holds a majority share in Fix Auto Goole.
· Fix Auto Leeds South, Astley Way, Swillington, Leeds LS26 8XT. Tel: 0113 2430043
Please Note: For further information please contact Mark Richards on 07774 861596. Email: mrichards@fixauto.co.uk