Fix Auto Rochdale has officially opened its new standalone Express Repair Facility, costing more than £1 million.
The repair centre fills a unit adjacent to their existing bodyshop, which also features meeting rooms and offices which will allow retail and fleet clients to work or relax while their cars are being repaired.
The unit houses an open-plan 11,000 sq ft workshop complete with a Junair four-bay multibooth spraybooth. That, coupled with a raft of state-of-the-art equipment, will ensure most vehicles entering the bodyshop are repaired within a maximum two-day timeframe.
The new centre will also allow the business to further develop its niche in repairing and repatriating military vehicles, and takes the repair capacity across the business’ two operations to 60 vehicles per week.
Phil Ewbank, owner of Fix Auto Rochdale (pictured left), said: “I’m a great believer that if you’re going to do something you have to do it right. When we took over the building it was in a real state of disrepair, but with vision we could see that it would provide us with the foundation for something special.
“The facilities are geared up to ensure that those who choose to wait for their repairs to be carried out can do so in comfort or, if necessary, can carry on working from professional facilities.”
Ian Pugh, of Fix Auto UK (pictured right), who opened the new bodyshop on behalf of Fix Auto Rochdale, said: “A lot of attention has clearly gone into the production facilities. I am confident that this site will deliver excellent performance to our customers and I am delighted to see that our franchisees continue to invest in providing additional capacity to our clients.”
Ewbank added: “I’ve previously shared my thoughts that there’s clearly a shift to less severe damage on vehicles and by operating the Fix & Go model in conjunction with our traditional bodyshop, we are confident that we will be able to cater for this growing market segment and further improve our service delivery all-round.”