FIX AUTO UK EXTENDS ITS COVERAGE IN SCOTLAND WITH FIX AUTO DUNDEE
A year since joining Fix Auto UK, Fix Auto Edinburgh Central owners Graeme Richardson and Ryan Matthews have honoured a promise they made to the network by opening their second repair centre.
The businessmen who stepped up from running repair centres to owning their own in March last year, have now opened Fix Auto Dundee. The state-of-the-art 22,000 sq ft facility is perfectly positioned on the outskirts of the city and close to the region’s main arterial road.
Following a significant investment programme over the past seven weeks, they have transformed an empty shell of an industrial unit into a new repair centre. It features two spray booths including one to process commercial vehicles along with 32 work bays. Sixteen staff have initially been recruited with plans in the pipeline to further strengthen the team as the centre establishes itself.
The new addition further enhances Fix Auto UK’s position in Scotland and will sit alongside the network’s recognised repair centres in Ayr, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Elgin, Inverness and its two in Edinburgh.
Ryan said: “When we joined Fix Auto UK, we did so with complete belief the move was perfect for our business. We made a promise that we were not joining to make up the numbers. We joined with ambitions to expand and develop the business.
“Our Edinburgh operation has grown beyond all recognition which is largely down to the confidence and support we have received from the network. It is that confidence, despite the ever-present threat from COVID-19, that has driven us to open our second site in Dundee.
Graeme added: “A year ago we believed Edinburgh had the capabilities to repair up to 200 vehicles a month and we regularly surpass that. Dundee has been meticulously designed to ensure maximum and efficient workflow. When fully staffed I do not see why we will not be exceeding that figure there too.”
Commenting on Graeme and Ryan’s development, Fix Auto UK’s Managing Director Ian Pugh said: “You really have to hand it to them both, they have been true to their word though I never had any intention of holding them to it, especially after the year we have all experienced!
“I am impressed with their drive and ambition. They have taken on a fantastic opportunity with the new site and I wish them every success going forward.”
Notes to Editors:
- Fix Auto UK is part of a global franchised network of more than 754 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 Dundee, 1 and 2 Nobel Court, Nobel Road, Dundee, DD2 4UH. Tel: 01382 413400.
For further information please contact Mark Richards on 07774 861596.