Fix Auto Australia has renewed franchise agreements for second consecutive terms for seven of its franchise locations, saying the accomplishment rounded off another strong year for its network.
Having operated in Australia for just over five years, the company says 2022 saw the franchise agreements for its pioneering “first locations” come to an end. However, all seven shops ending their first five-year term have doubled down and renewed their agreements, with Fix Auto Australia saying they remained committed to the vision of the rapidly expanding global brand.
The Fix Auto locations who renewed their contracts are Fix Auto Morley / Fix Auto Malaga City, Fix Auto Osborne Park, Fix Auto Wangara, Fix Auto Wollongong, Fix Auto Lake Macquarie, Fix Auto Mulgrave / Fix Auto Clayton, and Fix Auto Shoalhaven.
“This is the absolute test of whether we are doing things right by our network’s standards – joining our network provides franchisees with access to our tools and resources, as well as our commitment to drive their business to its full potential,” said Stuart Faid, Vice President Asia, for Fix Network and Head of the Fix Auto Australian business. “This is not just a sales pitch, it’s a promise we make to our shops. They, in turn, hold us to account on that promise and we are focused on delivering on it, all day, every day.
Faid says that when a shop has the opportunity to consider the value Fix Auto has added to its business and decide whether to go back to how it was, or renew and remain in the company’s family, the decision is made based on whether Fix Auto lived up to its promises.
“I cannot stress how important this one measure of success is, to the whole team. I am beyond delighted that everyone has renewed,” said Faid.
“Our mission remains fixed, and what we do is evidenced by our network renewing their commitment to Fix Auto. Moreover, we are the only option in the industry that helps an independent shop owner protect their business, whilst maintaining ownership and control in a rapidly contracting marketplace.
“Our industry is driving consolidation as a way of achieving economies of scale, efficiencies, and productivity gains. Lone, independent shops are at increasing risk of being ‘consolidated out’. Our model gives those shops the ability to retain ownership and control, while delivering those consolidated benefits to our customers. The team and I are passionate about protecting and futureproofing those independent businesses and we are excited to welcome them into our network in the coming year and beyond.”
Read more about the shops who renewed with Fix Auto and what they had to say about it in a future issue of BodyShop News Australia.