September launch for Fix Auto Leeds South

Fix Auto UK franchise partners Stephen and Sam Smith are further developing their operation in Leeds.

The father and son duo have recently received the keys to a 10,000 sqft building which they are now developing into their fourth new repair centre.

Work is expected to be completed by mid-September enabling the new site to operate under the title of Fix Auto Leeds South, adding to existing sites Fix Auto North, Fix Auto Keighley and Fix Auto Bradford South.

Sam Smith said: “It really is all about progression. While our previous Leeds South site served us well, productivity and efficiency were restricted by the limited parking there. Access to the building wasn’t the best either. In summary, we simply outgrew it.

“Our new site will echo our Leeds North operation with an open-plan bodyshop, plenty of car parking and easy access which will enable us to operate a far greater work-flow processes. It is also close to the M1 with easy and fluid access in and out of the site. It is yet another major investment for the business but one we feel is necessary to maintain the high level of service to our customers. When fully operational I believe our productivity will improve by more than 100 per cent over our former site.”

Ian Pugh, Managing Director for Fix Auto UK, said: “This is yet another exciting development for Stephen and Sam and for the network. They became the first Franchise Partners to design and build a bespoke site and have really benefitted from its seamless productivity. They’re striving to build a portfolio of high-performing bodyshops which has to be congratulated.”