‘I’m extremely ambitious to grow business’

Fix Auto UK has announced that Auto Sphere Body Repairs Ltd in Edinburgh has joined the network as Fix Auto Edinburgh Central.

Formed by Raj Somarouthu in 2014, the new franchisee operates out of an 11,000 sqft bodyshop housing two spraybooths, 23 workbays and a team of 20 highly skilled ATA personnel.

It has set a target of repairing 160 vehicles per month, doubling the current productivity.

Raj said, ‘We have grown and developed the business at an incredible rate since forming three years ago. I understand how to build a brand and I am extremely ambitious to grow the business.

‘Very soon into this project, I realised that a standalone bodyshop has no voice in this industry. Being part of the Fix Auto UK network gives us an incredible opportunity to interact with other bodyshops, to have access to market intelligence and have a say on various matters that could help to improve this industry and the relevant insurance contracts.’

He added, ‘While we have achieved a huge amount in a short span of three years, I am also aware we still have room to improve our processes, productivity, customer satisfaction index and efficiency in general. With the help and support of Fix Auto UK and the ability to work closely with likeminded businesses and 100 other bodyshop across UK, I believe we will soon reach our true potential.’

Ian Pugh, of Fix Auto UK, added, ‘We continue to build our national coverage, and this latest appointment supports our development of UK-wide coverage. Raj and his team are a perfect fit for us – they’re extremely ambitious and want to progress, which are the perfect ingredients for any new or experienced Fix Auto franchisee.’