Fix enhances Scottish reach

Fix Auto UK has announced another addition to its bodyshop network in Scotland with the launch of Fix Auto Fife.

The development has been made after Michael and Paul Paton, owners of Fix Auto Perth, bought RB Bruce Coachworks earlier in the autumn. They have since turned the 8,000sqft bodyshop into their second Fix Auto repair centre.

The centre, which already holds vehicle manufacturer approvals for Vauxhall, Suzuki and Chevrolet, contains two spraybooths, one suitable for LCVs, and has 11 technicians who currently repair up to 2,000 vehicles annually. Further investment plans are already underway to increase this.

The opening of Fix Auto Fife means that Fix Auto UK now has 10 bodyshops operating in Scotland, and with Fix Auto Carlisle providing support in the Scottish borders, Fix Auto is able to offer complete coverage to its insurer and fleet clients.

Paul said, ‘When we joined Fix Auto we stated that we had expansion plans, and here we are 12 months on having opened a new facility in Fife. The timing for the new site couldn’t have been better, either, with the recent opening of the new Queensferry Crossing Bridge making journeys here a lot quicker and easier.  These are really exciting times for us, and we are already planning further investments which could possibly lead to another location.’

Ian Pugh of Fix Auto UK added, ‘I congratulate Michael and Paul. We are always seeking ambitious and highly driven franchisees and they have been true to their word by identifying a vacant territory and opening a dedicated Fix Auto bodyshop there to further strengthen our proposition in Scotland.’