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Activate Accident Repair opens Warrington centre

Activate Accident Repair has opened its fourth body shop as part of its £15 million expansion plan.

With sites in Birmingham, Glasgow and Leeds, the new Warrington site is the business’ largest repair centre to date at 24,000 square foot with the capacity to repair up to 18 vehicles a day, said Activate Accident Repair.

Acitvate Accident Repair said the site is purpose-built and equipped with the latest technology, including the ability to repair structural composite materials, safety features and electric and hybrid vehicles.

To drive the expansion, the group appointed of Victoria Turner to the role of chief commercial officer.

Turner, who joined the business in 2020 as CEO of Activate Accident Repair, will lead the commercial function in addition to her existing role in the repair division.

Victoria Turner, chief executive officer at Activate Accident Repair, said: “We plan to open 15 new repair centres across the UK over the next 12 months, and have a thorough process in place to ensure that each site meets our exceptionally high operating standards.

“For me it’s important that, as well as investing in the best technology, we also invest in our people, with great on-site facilities, training and support.

“We’ve gradually built up the volume of vehicle repairs at Warrington to allow time for the new team to complete a full induction programme focused on service, efficiency and safety.

“The centre is now fully operational and ready to deliver fast, high-quality repairs for its customers.”

Activate Accident Repair is part of Activate Group, a group of companies that includes Motor Repair Network, Sopp and Sopp and Activate Parts.

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