ABS Accident Solutions is looking to target fleets of 200 or more vehicles, with an emphasis on those that are self-insured.
John Ellis, head of business development, believes that cutting out the middleman insurer will help self-insured fleets cut down on costs and paperwork, with 24-hour driver support, accident and claims processing.
There are 110 independent outlets in the ABS network, and each bodyshop owns a share of ABS, and it is this self interest, according to the Ellis, that guarantees high standards of work and fast turnaround. A secondary network is being signed up to handle overflow.
ABS has already been working with fleets, but through business coming from insurance companies. Ellis said: 'With the creation of ABS Accident Solutions, we are indicating the seriousness of our intent to target the fleet market for the first time.'