Fix Auto UK announces double acquisitions

Fix Auto UK has acquired Fix Auto Henley-on-Thames, a move that takes the organisation’s number of wholly and part-owned repair centres to 10.

It has bought the business from long-standing franchise partner Jamie Butler following his decision to leave the industry.

Fix Auto Henley-on-Thames joined the network more than a decade ago. The bodyshop spans 18,000 sqft over two units, hosts two spray booths each capable of holding light commercial vehicles, has 25 work-bays and is currently repairing more than 30 vehicles per week.

Fix Auto UK managing director Ian Pugh said: “When Jamie approached me saying he was stepping away from the industry altogether and offered us a first refusal on the business, we had to act. I know Jamie received considerable interest from other parties, but he was adamant he wanted the business to stay within the Fix Auto UK family which really does underline the commitment and loyalty he has had to the network.”

He added: “Newport was a strategic purchase. While we have two Franchise Partners doing a fine job in South Wales, we needed to provide additional support in the region. Strategically and commercially, while we have had to invest significantly in the business, Fix Auto Newport has provided a solution to our needs in the region.”

This acquisition follows the purchase of St Woolos Auto Repairs in South Wales from retiring owner Jim Haley earlier this year. The site will now operate as Fix Auto Newport.