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Fix Auto UK’s coverage in South Wales has been strengthened with the appointment of a third new franchisee in six weeks, taking the network’s annual repair capacity in the region to more than 7,000 vehicles.

Family-run D Sims Crash Repair Centre in Tonypandy - which is just five miles from the town of Pontypridd - has joined the network and will operate as Fix Auto Tonypandy. The latest announcement comes in the wake of Fix Auto Swansea and Fix Auto Aberdare who joined the network in September. 

Formed by owner Dave Sims 23 years ago, the operation repairs more than 2,000 vehicles a year from its 25,000 sq ft bodyshop that features five spraybooths including one dedicated to LCVs. Dave is supported in the business by his wife Beth, who manages the accounting function, and eldest son Rhys, a qualified VDA.  His second son, Owen, is set to join the business when he leaves school next year.

Commenting on his decision to join the Fix Auto network, Dave said: “We have been steadily building the business over the years but as an independent operation, we have limited options for growth.  We are an extremely ambitious family and firmly believe we have a lot more to give the industry and I really want to accelerate that growth.  There are no doubts in my mind that Fix Auto will assist with our ambitions.”

Ian Pugh of Fix Auto UK said: “Building up a successful business operating out of a 25,000 sq ft repair centre is an excellent success story.  Dave has expressed his desire to continually grow and develop which is an ethos he shares with us.  The appointment adds to our coverage in South Wales, and helps us to develop our proposition for 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 Tonypandy, Unit 2, Tonypandy Industrial Estate, Tonypandy, CF40 2ET. Tel: 01443 435553.


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