Fix Auto is celebrating 30 years of operation as it continues to increase its global footprint in new markets.
Founded in Canada in 1992, Fix Auto has grown to become one of the largest collision repair networks in the world. The company says that when it launched, it sought to unite a very fragmented collision repair industry and shop owners who were keen to operate “collision centres of the future”.
Over the years, Fix Auto introduced its franchise development programme across the world, expanding into the UK, Germany, France, South Africa, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Australia, and the Middle East.
Steve Leal, President and CEO of Mondofix Inc. dba Fix Network, said the brand will continue to fuel the entrepreneurial passions of body shop owners who are keen to introduce the most sophisticated collision repair services at their centres.
“Our 30th anniversary is a celebration of the many individuals, organisations and franchise partners who have contributed to the success of Fix Auto during the past three decades,” Leal said. “Our commitment is to reinforce this brand’s growth and develop our expertise in a way that will create value for our franchisees.”
Fix Auto’s suite of service offerings has expanded in response to its franchisees’ evolving business expectations and rapidly changing automotive technology.
“In today’s business environment, volatility is the new normal. That is why at Fix Auto, we have continuously reinvented ourselves,” Leal said. “A key lesson is to remain relevant by thinking fast and thinking forward. The automotive industry is changing rapidly, resulting in new dynamics. To meet this change, it is imperative to challenge conventional wisdom and look beyond.”
The company says that collision centres aligned with Fix Auto continue to operate independently. According to Fix Auto, benefits of the network include access to leading insurance providers and OEMs, technical and training support, and streamlined operational processes that help optimise procedures to deliver consistent, high-quality vehicle repairs.
“Our core motivation and founding spirit from Fix Auto’s original inception in 1992 remains the same – providing innovative technology and high service standards that enable an exceptional consumer experience from beginning to end,” Leal said.