Fix Auto Swansea joins the network

Fix Auto UK has announced that Fix Auto Swansea West will join the network under the leadership of Matthew Davies and Paul Gravell.

Having formed KillaShine during the height of the pandemic where they offered a one-car-in, one car-out proposition, the pair now employ 12 people and are repairing up to 80 vehicles a month. However, both want to maintain their meteoric growth, further increase their capacity and become a multi-site operator ­­– which is why they’ve joined the network.

Having spent their first months in a lock-up big enough for a single car, such is the demand for their services they’ve moved twice and they are currently operating from a 14,400 sqft repair centre.

They are in discussions to take over an adjoining unit that would elevate the business to more than 45,000 sqft of bodyshop plus secure car parking. Meanwhile, the duo are already looking at expanding into another area of the region.

Davies said: “We often talked about going out on our own. An opportunity arose during Covid and we haven’t looked back. Since day one we have always said we wanted to grow and expand, joining Fix Auto UK will help us fulfil those ambitions.”

Gravell said: “We’re extremely proud of what we’ve achieved in such a short space of time. We have built up a great reputation for not only repairing cars to the highest standards but also being great employers. We’re still on the tools and love being part of the team but, we are super ambitious and realise without the help and support being part of an organisation like Fix Auto UK brings we would struggle to take the business to that next level.”

Fix Auto UK’s managing director Ian Pugh, said: “What Matthew and Paul have achieved in such a short time frame is astonishing. From start up to repairing 80 vehicles a month and cultivating a highly enviable reputation in four years is a credit to them. They have done everything right with the correct processes in place that return impressive metrics. But they are full of ambition and want to take their business to a whole new level. The fact they’ve turned to Fix Auto UK to help them fulfil those ambitions is tribute to our own proposition and we’re excited to have them on board.”