Fix Auto Edinburgh West has completed a major new development to double the size of its facilities.
Owners Stewart and Carol Roden have invested more than £300,000 to build the new 4,500sq-ft panel repair facility to operate alongside their existing workshop just two years after joining the Fix Auto network.
It is hoped that the new facilities will increase production by at least 30%, with two panel technicians and a spray-painter already recruited to the expanding team.
Stewart Roden, whose reputation has been built on the repair of supercars like Ferraris and Aston Martins, said: “While Carol and I have always planned to expand the bodyshop, joining Fix Auto UK has certainly helped make that decision a reality.
“We bought some additional land adjoining our existing site last year which takes our total area here to close on five acres, three of which are perfect for future expansion plans should we decide to grow even further.”
The news from Edinburgh is the latest in a round of inward investment announced by Fix Auto franchisees including a £1m project to develop a Fix & Go facility at Fix Auto Rochdale, a new Fix & Go centre at Fix Auto Mid Devon and the takeover of Cavanagh’s Ltd by Fix Auto Cardiff owner Steve Peart, which in doing opens Fix Auto Hereford alongside another express repair facility.
Fix Auto Edinburgh West’s new development will house its panel repair facilities, allowing the original workshop to become a dedicated paint shop.
Further investment has been made in the latest repair equipment, alongside a new IT system.
Stewart Roden added: “We have built the business on a philosophy of low volume but high-end repairs.
“That is still very much our goal, however joining Fix Auto UK has brought a whole new direction to our business and, undoubtedly, given us the confidence to action our plans to further develop and invest in the business.”