The 22,000sq ft bodyshop is the latest addition to the group, which also owns bodyshops in Ayr and Glasgow.
The firm’s managing director Tom Bennett has the long-term aim of adding further sites in Dundee and Aberdeen.
“I paid a premium for it. I know that. But in the long run, I think it will prove to be a good move,” he says. A further £200,000 is being invested in computer systems and restructuring.
Bennett expects group turnover to reach £6m this year, securing the company’s place as Scotland’s largest independent repairer.
Bennett’s (Scotland) takes work from a number of providers, including Norwich Union.
The group recently found jobs for about 20 staff from collapsed Scottish bodyshop group Broomhill Autobody, but Bennett says the company is still recruiting.