FIX AUTO PORTSMOUTH OWNERS EXPAND INTO BOURNEMOUTH
Fix Auto UK will increase its South Coast presence after one of its franchisees announced plans to develop a brand new state-of-the-art body shop in the seaside town of Bournemouth.
Terry and Chris Clemens, owners of Fix Auto Portsmouth, are investing more than £400,000 in developing the new express repair centre, which will operate as Fix Auto Fix & Go Bournemouth.
Situated in the heart of the Gore Road Industrial Estate, New Milton, work has already begun in converting the 6,500 sq ft unit into an express repair facilitywhich is expected to be up and running by late August 2016.
The new site will be equipped with the latest equipment and facilities to allow the repair of light-to-medium damaged vehicles within a 48-hour timeframe and with the ability to repair up to 35 vehicles per week.
Commenting on the investment, Terry Clemens said: “The Fix & Go concept is extremely exciting and, to be frank, necessary in today’s market. Having witnessed how successful Steve Peart in South Wales has been with his express system we realised some time ago that, if we were to stay ahead of the game, we also need to invest in a similar system.”
He further explained: “Like many repairers, we find that the larger, heavier repairs can slow up the process here at our main site. By opening an express repair facility we will triage our work accordingly and deliver class leading cycle times. Crucially, it will enable us to significantly increase our repair capacity.”
Chris Clemens added: “Like so many of our fellow Fix Auto franchisees, we are regularly being challenged by Fix Auto and our other clients to accommodate additional repair volumes and, while we are fulfilling those demands, the reality is more capacity will create even greater performance and our new site will achieve this.”
Ian Pugh, of Fix Auto UK, said: “Once again we have a franchisee willing to look to the future by investing heavily in capacity expansion, and that commitment to the network has to be congratulated. When complete, Fix & Go Bournemouth will be our seventh Fix & Go operation, underpinning our commitment to developing the fast repair network that we launched just twelve months ago.”
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 Portsmouth, 11 Ackworth Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5NS. Tel: 01509 631838
For further information, please contact Mark Richards on 07774 861596.