Andy O’Hare adds HGV capabilities to Fix Auto network
- Posted by: Alan Feldberg
- Category: News
Andy O’Hare has extended his portfolio of Fix Auto UK-branded repair centres in Scotland to four, after opening Fix Auto Tayside in Dundee.
The new site, which joins O’Hare’s existing sites Fix Auto Aberdeen, Fix Auto Elgin and Fix Auto Inverness, is totally unique within the network as it holds the equipment needed to repair commercial vehicles, double decker buses and HGVs alongside family cars.
Centrepiece within the multi-million investment that includes a 18,000 sqft workshop is an 18mx12m spraybooth capable of hosting double-decker buses. The booth has been split in two to either have a proportion shut down when not needed or used as a secondary unit to increase repair capacity.
O’Hare said: “We’re already a well-established car and LCV repairer through our sites in Aberdeen, Elgin and Inverness, increasing our offering to HGVs, coaches and even buses seemed the obvious move for the business. Fortunately, the new site is large enough to accommodate all with even further scope to increase the workshop capabilities if and when required.
“While we have long held an ambition to develop another site, we knew Fix Auto UK would benefit from having a site in the region as it already has established sites on the west coast with Fix Auto Ayr and the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Dundee was the obvious location for both our business and for the network.”
Ian Pugh, managing director for Fix Auto UK, said: “This latest venture not only takes their ability to repair practically any vehicle on our roads and increasing our offering to our insurer partners, but it crucially helps the brand yet again become further established in an area in which we have previously had little or no presence.”