FIX AUTO UK EXTENDS ITS EAST COAST COVERAGE
It may have taken more than a decade but Fix Auto UK has secured the signing of Suffolk-based Patterson Accident Repairs, a move that ensures further representation for the network on the east coast.
Owned by Keith Patterson, the 9,500 sq ft repair centre will now operate as Fix Auto Felixstowe.
Commenting on why he has finally joined the network, Keith said: “I remember sitting through a presentation by the French-Canadian founder of Fix Auto a long time ago and hearing that to succeed we needed to be part of large organisation. If I am honest, I just thought Fix Auto UK simply wasn’t for us and we have steadily gone about our business ever since.
“But you can’t hide from the fact the operation is leading the way today. I’ve watched and read in our trade press how the business has gained pace, grown and developed beyond all recognition. I have invested quite substantially over the last 18 months and I now want to capitalise on that investment - I am sure Fix Auto UK will bring all the professionalism and expertise to accelerate that.”
Those investments include expanding into an adjoining building, a move that increased the business’s car parking and storage facilities considerably. More recently, Keith has taken over a car wash facility and converted it into a stand-alone valeting building.
Head of Fix Auto UK’s Franchise Development, Mark Hutchins said: “I believe the saying is - all good things come to those that wait! We are delighted to finally have Keith and his team on board.
“Fix Auto courted Keith in the hope of signing Patterson Accident Repairs to the network long before I joined the business. We respect his previous decisions but the Fix Auto UK of today is a world away from where it was, say, six years ago. It has grown beyond all recognition. The network has never been so strong and well represented right across the country.”
Notes to Editors:
- Fix Auto UK is part of a global franchised network of more than 686 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 Felixstowe, 15 Walton Avenue, Felixstowe, IP11 3HH. Tel: 01394 279062.
For further information please contact Mark Richards on 07774 861596.