Following news that Fix Auto and Novus Glass had acquired and begun to redevelop a site at Quarrypark in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, the Auto Trade Journal has now learned that Fix Auto Dublin Airport is about to become the fifth bodyshop location in the growing network of Fix Auto & Novus Glass repairers in Ireland.
The site of the former Excel Autocare at Woodlawn Business Park in Swords is soon to become the new home of Fix Auto Dublin Airport.
The well known and respected North Dublin bodyshop is about to undergo a transformation, which will see it become an integral part of Fix Network World’s global network of close to one thousand repairers.
Trevor Lee, Head of Operations for Fix Auto in Ireland commented: “We are excited to have been in a position to secure this high-profile site which has been renowned within the industry for its quality of repairs and its contribution to the industry as a whole.
“The recruitment process has now begun with some of the key roles already having been filled and once we have completed the install and training programs with our paint and IT partners we are looking forward to bringing our brand of predictable consistency and quality repairs to North Dublin.
“During the last number of months we have been able to focus our efforts on the acquisition of this and several other strategically important businesses that will see us expand our network presence throughout Ireland.”
When asked what the future might hold for staff and customers of the North Dublin repairer Trevor added: “Customers can expect the predictably high quality collision repairs that Fix Auto are known for delivered by staff who have access to vehicle manufacturer training and best practice sharing from around the world.
“Our Dublin Airport staff and customers will also have access to our Novus Glass brand, the global leader in glass repair and replacement as well as our digital ADAS calibration solution, which means high quality, safe repairs at the right price each and every time.”
There is no doubt that the current global pandemic has had a significant impact on Irish businesses that deal with customers on a day-to-day basis like collision and windscreen repair services. The post Covid-19 reality is that there will be more scrutiny on health and safety measures, and contactless service.
This seems to require a more refined operating model that can be difficult to implement if you are an independent repairer. Is it the strength in numbers and economy of scale approach that will see aftermarket networks like Fix Auto thrive despite difficult market conditions?