RELOCATION FOR FIX AUTO LEEDS
Three years after establishing Fix Auto Fix & Go Leeds, Sam and Stephen Smith are relocating the bodyshop to increase their repair capacity in the city.
Managing Director Sam Smith explained that they developed the Fix & Go Leeds site alongside their two repair centres – Fix Auto Bradford and Fix Auto Keighley, but the operation has now outgrown its existing single spraybooth 8,500 sq ft site. As a result, Fix Auto Leeds will now move into a 13,000 sq ft centre with far greater secured parking.
The new site, which will be able to repair heavy structurally damaged vehicles alongside the express repairs the previous Leeds centre serviced, will be equipped with two spraybooths to ensure repair capacity is upped to 160 vehicles a month. Additional staff have already been employed to facilitate the new premises.
Sam Smith, said: “Moving into Leeds was always an experiment for us. We just wanted to dip our toe in the city’s water and see how things progressed. The move has been a huge success. We’re now in a position where we want to futureproof that business alongside our existing sites in Keighley and Bradford. This means ensuring we have the capacity to match our other sites and swiftly repair whatever vehicles come our way.”
When the move is completed in January, it will take the Smiths’ overall repair capacity to in excess of 430 vehicles a month with a collective workspace of more than 50,000 sq ft spanning the three centres.
Ian Pugh of Fix Auto UK, said: “Yet again we have another incredible success story from within our network and what a positive message as the year is quickly coming to an end. Sam and his family have been extremely savvy by establishing their business in a city before committing to a further significant investment. Fortunately, they can now press on with their plans to expand and develop their business further and I wish them every success.”
Notes to Editors:
- Fix Auto UK is part of a global franchised network of more than 709 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 Leeds, Unit 1 New Princess Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 9BA, Tel: 0113 243 0043.
For further information please contact Mark Richards on 07774 861596.