FIX AUTO FIX & GO HEREFORD OPENS FOR BUSINESS
A Fix & Go express repair centre is operational in Hereford, just four months after owner Steve Peart added Fix Auto Hereford to his portfolio of traditional and express bodyshops.
An investment of almost £250,000 has gone into creating the separate express repair facility. This will support the traditional Fix Auto Hereford repair centre which Steve and his team acquired in February, providing a combined site repair capacity of 70 vehicles per week.
This latest news follows on the heels of Steve’s recent takeover of Fix Auto Reading, which was supported by a £100,000 investment.
The move in Hereford transforms the 34,000 square foot centre into a state-of-the-art 20 bay express repair facility featuring a STL side loading spray booths designed specifically for the site. This becomes the sixth - and largest - Fix & Go centre in Fix Auto’s portfolio.
The latest site sits within Steve’s burgeoning group which encompasses the Fix Auto Cardiff South, Fix Auto Pontypridd, Fix Auto Hereford and Fix Auto Reading traditional body shops, three Fix & Go express repair centres in Swansea, Pontypridd and Hereford, and a retail express repair outlet, Love Your Car in Cardiff.
The sheer size of the original Fix Auto Hereford body shop enabled Steve to incorporate his third Fix & Go express repair facility alongside the more traditional body shop which is capable of facilitating heavy repairs. The move takes his group’s total workshop space to in excess of 117,500 square feet and increases his monthly repair capacity to more than 1,400 vehicles.
Commenting on the move, Steve said: “Taking over the site here in Hereford has been a huge development for us as a regional group. Because of the local geography and volume of heavier repairs, there is the necessity to segment repairs into two work streams on the same site.”
After taking a tour of the recently completed bodyshop, Ian Pugh, of Fix Auto UK, said: “What Steve has created here is incredible. His energy and enthusiasm for our industry shows no bounds and I admire his entrepreneurial drive. This site is yet another industry flagship for our network and is further evidence of the Fix Auto network investing to provide repair capacity for our insurer clients.”
Notes to Editors:
- Fix Auto UK is part of a global franchised network of more than 400 bodyshops.
- Fix Auto UK carries out more than 120,000 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 Hereford, Holmer Trading Estate, Hereford, HR1 1JS. Tel: 01432 265200
For further information please contact Mark Richards on 07774 861596.