FIX AUTO UK ACQUIRES SECOND ACCIDENT REPAIR CENTRE
Fix Auto UK is pleased to announce it has acquired its second independent accident repair centre.
The organisation has purchased Ian Hughes Motor Body Repair Centre in Colwyn Bay, North Wales, from previous owner Ian Hughes, who is retiring from the industry after establishing the business over the last 30 years. Ian’s son Simon will stay with the operation and will be taking on the role of General Manager going forward. The 15,400 sq. ft bodyshop will now transition into Fix Auto Colwyn Bay.
This latest purchase follows Fix Auto UK’s announcement last summer that it had taken a majority share in existing franchisee Fix Auto Goole and more recently that it had bought Daventry Panel Craft Ltd, transforming it into Fix Auto Daventry.
Ian Pugh of Fix Auto UK said: “Establishing Fix Auto Colwyn Bay is the next development in our strategy to create scale in a mature market, either by organic growth with new franchisees, or via acquisition. We are now in the process of rebranding the repair centre and investing in the latest equipment to maximise efficiency. Once this is complete, the site will officially become Fix Auto Colwyn Bay. I wish Ian all the best in his well-earned retirement and look forward to working with Simon and the team, as part of our family.”
Notes to Editors:
- Fix Auto UK is part of a global franchised network of more than 718 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.
For further information please contact Mark Richards on 07774 861596.