Wrexham up and running
Fix Auto Wrexham has completed its relocation and is now fully operational at a new site on the Wrexham Industrial Estate, just seven weeks after managing director Lee Hitch collected the keys to what had previously been a disused furniture factory.
A traditional static spraybooth suitable for cars and LCVs forms part of the new 11,000sqft production facility, as well as a six-bay moveable booth that was transferred from the previous Fix Auto Wrexham site. There is also a secure compound, ample parking and additional space for future growth if required. The new site features a customer reception and waiting area incorporating the new Fix Auto brand standards.
Lee said, ‘The business opportunities offered by a larger repair facility became apparent shortly after we opened the original Fix Auto Wrexham operation in May 2015. Our target then had been to repair up to 25 vehicles a week, but it soon became clear that we could significantly outperform that number. Now that we have the extra space and the additional facilities we are looking at repairing at least 50 vehicles per week for our customers.
‘Once we had the go-ahead, we were able to implement carefully-constructed plans to ensure we would be fully operational in a short time. I would like to say thanks to Richard Edwards, Lisa Jones and Shane Price who have worked incredibly hard to ensure that this new site opened ahead of schedule.’
Ian Pugh, of Fix Auto UK, added, ‘As a well-established repairer, Lee was able to identify the commercial opportunity and has put everything in place – quickly and efficiently – to ensure he will maximise the return on investment. His approach is typical of a smart, energetic and forward–thinking Fix Auto business owner. I congratulate him on his vision and achievement.’