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ABS launches new division

BODYSHOP network ABS has launched a fleet accident management division, claiming its web of nationwide repairers will be able to fix cars cheaper and quicker than its competitors.

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.'

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