Fix Auto Croydon has completed the first of a two-phase multi-million pound investment programme following an ambitious premises move.
Owners Nick and Mark Boret have relocated their entire bodyshop business to a 40,000sq-ft building just a stone’s throw from their previous site, on Commerce Way, which allows the entire operation to be situated under one roof.
The pair believe that the move will allow the business to streamline processes, increase efficiency and raise productive output to more than 80 vehicles per week.
The new bodyshop includes a double-sized spray booth capable of accommodating two vehicles and a six-bay moveable spraybooth.
Work on the second phase is now underway, and includes the installation of a glass viewing wall spanning the entire width and height of the bodyshop, providing customers with a panoramic view into the workshop as they drive in to drop-off or collect their vehicle.
Operations director Rachel McGuinness, said: “While it served the company extremely well, our previous site was spread over several buildings which wasn’t conducive to the modern needs of a body shop and was holding our progression back.
“Being under one roof enables us to adopt new processes and procedures which, combined with the very latest time-saving equipment, will significantly increase productivity.
“While these are still early days and there’s still building work to be completed, we are already witnessing the improvement.”
Mark Boret, added: “What we have developed here is one of the biggest, greenest and customer centric repair centres in London, if not the UK.
“We believe that delivering the ultimate unique and outstanding customer experience is central to our long-term future as a leading bodyshop, and this investment puts us in pole position to achieve just that.”
Ian Pugh of Fix Auto UK, said: “What Nick, Mark and their team have delivered is an exciting development, not just for their business but also for the whole Fix Auto network.”