£1m investment for Fix Auto Rochdale

Fix Auto Rochdale has announced a £1m investment to develop its award-winning repair facility.

The company is investing in a state-of-the-art Junair 4-bay MultiBooth spraybooth oven, which will allow the Fix & Go facility to focus on the rapid repair of light to medium damaged vehicles. Work has already begun and it’s expected to operational by the spring.

Each spraybooth cabin is a combination preparation area and a full low bake spraybooth, allowing multiple vehicles to be repaired in a clean controlled and safe environment. Overspray is contained within individual bays, ensuring a cleaner workshop environment. The MultiBooth is robust, using a steel, double-skinned, insulated construction which meets HSE regulations.

Phil Ewbank, chairman, Fix Auto Rochdale, said, ‘Our confidence in the economy and our position in the market has been growing month by month, so we have been considering our expansion plans very carefully for some time.

‘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, due to the growth we have seen in our business in 2015, we will soon outgrow our current 26,000sqft facility.

‘There is a clear shift to less severe damage on cars, and by operating the Fix & Go model in conjunction with our traditional bodyshop, we are confident that we will be able to cater for this growing market segment and improve our service delivery all-round. This investment will ensure that we are able to deliver against the long-term needs of our clients and we will look to continually improve the customer journey and reduce our overall cycle times.’

Jason Douglas, sales director Junair Spraybooths, said, ‘When Fix Auto Rochdale first came to me with the brief it became apparent quite quickly that the MultiBooth was the answer. Not only does it reduce the cycle times by allowing cars to be prepared, sprayed and baked in situ, but it also offers the same high quality finish that you get from a standard Junair spraybooth.

‘As the MultiBooth shares an air handling plant across all bays the initial outlay is less than you’d expect, and when you include the Junair energy saving extras the savings just keep on adding up.’