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Fix Auto buys accident repair centre

Ian Hughes (centre right) and his son, Simon (right) with Ian Pugh of Fix Auto UK and Head of Franchisee Development Mark Hutchins (left).

Fix Auto UK has acquired Ian Hughes Motor Body Repair Centre in Colwyn Bay - the second independent accident repair centre it has bought.

This latest purchase follows Fix Auto UK’s announcement last summer that it had taken a majority share in existing franchisee Fix Auto Goole and more recently that it had bought Daventry Panel Craft, transforming it into Fix Auto Daventry.

Ian Pugh of Fix Auto UK said: “Establishing Fix Auto Colwyn Bay is the next development in our strategy to create scale in a mature market, either by organic growth with new franchisees, or via acquisition.”

Previous owner Ian Hughes is retiring from the industry after establishing the business over the past 30 years. His son Simon will stay with the operation and will be taking on the role of general manager going forward. The 15,400 sq. ft bodyshop will now transition into Fix Auto Colwyn Bay.

Pugh continued: “We are now in the process of rebranding the repair centre and investing in the latest equipment to maximise efficiency. Once this is complete, the site will officially become Fix Auto Colwyn Bay.

“I wish Ian all the best in his well-earned retirement and look forward to working with Simon and the team, as part of our family.”

Fix Auto UK is part of a global franchised network of more than 718 bodyshops, which carries out more than 150,000 body repairs per year for leading motor insurance companies, fleets, and retail customers.

Photo caption: Ian Hughes (centre right) and his son, Simon (right) with Ian Pugh of Fix Auto UK and head of franchisee development Mark Hutchins (left).

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