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Focus on fast-fit leads Kwik-Fit to record half

Kwik-Fit Fleet has announced a record £65.1m turnover for the first six months of 2004 and is expecting more growth this year.

The announcement follows the move of Kwik-Fit Fleet’s sales director Mike Wise into the interim chief executive’s post of Kwik-Fit group. He replaces Tim Parker who moves across to new sister company AA.

Wise says the growth, up 19.2% on the corresponding period last year, is due to a number of reasons, including a total focusing of the company on fast-fit activities, a string of major contracts and a tripling of the number of company cars on its tyre management service programme.

“I anticipate further growth in the second half of the year, although many of the new contract wins went live in the second half of 2003 so I don’t expect such spectacular growth as in the first half,” he adds.

Kwik-Fit recently carried out a £100,000 refurbishment of its fleet service call centre in Scotland and doubled its staff there to 60. A programme of refurbishment of its service centres is also under way.

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