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Fix Auto Maidstone is the latest Fix Auto franchisee to reveal a significant investment programme which will enable the business to treble its express repair workshop capacity and double its workforce.


Business owner Robert Dearnaley has invested more than £500,000 in order to meet growing demand by moving into a 5,000 sq ft unit equipped with the latest state-of-the-art express repair equipment including an STL Tempo moveable spraybooth, coupled with a skate-and-rail system to maximise workshop efficiency.  


The new bodyshop is less than a mile from the company’s original site and will provide further support to Robert’s larger ‘main hub’, Fix Auto Rochester. A team of ten will support the new centre including two apprentices and administration staff.


Robert explained, “Our original Maidstone site has been running at over capacity for some time. It became clear that we needed to relocate the entire operation if we are to maintain and continue to improve on the high level of service we pride ourselves in delivering.


He continued: “We found the new site in Old Mill Lane last November which was an empty building providing us with a blank canvas to work with. A lot of time and effort has been invested to ensure that the new centre will be another jewel in the Fix Auto network’s crown.”


Ian Pugh, of Fix Auto UK, said: “The inward investment by our franchisees is happening at such a frenetic pace and is really exciting. Once again, we have a franchisee who is investing heavily to provide much needed extra capacity in a strategic location to ensure Fix Auto is able to deliver on the needs of our clients, and this has to be congratulated.”


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 Maidstone, 4 Old Mill Lane, Aylesford, Maidstone, ME20 7DH. Tel: 01622 678090


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For further information, please contact Mark Richards on 07774 861596.
Email: mark@mrpr.co.uk