FIX AUTO FRANCHISEE TO OPEN THEIR THIRD SITE BY DEVELOPING A NEW BODYSHOP ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT
Exactly 12 months after opening their second bodyshop in Bournemouth, Fix Auto Portsmouth owners Terry and Chris Clemens are investing a further £260,000 to develop their third site.
The brothers, who opened their first Fix & Go express repair facility in Bournemouth last November, are currently transforming a vacant building in the centre of Cowes into what will be known as Fix Auto Fix & Go Isle of Wight. They are working to have the bodyshop operational before Christmas.
Terry and Chris made the decision to develop the 4,000 sq ft bodyshop following requests by a number of their insurer clients for them to develop repair capacity on the island.
Terry said: “Our bodyshops in Portsmouth and Bournemouth are already repairing vehicles from the Isle of Wight and, as you can imagine, the logistics required to accommodate this can divert resources from our core operations and there can be issues. While our new Isle of Wight bodyshop is not expected to be a large throughput operation, that’s not our goal with this site. We have simply listened to the needs of our insurer clients and delivered a solution and that means opening a first-class Fix & Go site on the island.”
Ian Pugh of Fix Auto, said: “What Terry and Chris are achieving on the south coast of England is impressive. Having set up their business during the late 1990’s, they joined the Fix Auto network in 2013 and have since quickly and confidently expanded. Developing a repair centre on the Isle of Wight is a bold move and has to be applauded, especially as they are delivering a solution to support direct requests from our insurer clients.”
Notes to Editors:
- Fix Auto UK is part of a global franchised network of more than 620 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 Isle of Wight, 3 Somerton Industrial Estate, Newport Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight.
For further information please contact Mark Richards on 07774 861596.