Despite the pandemic, Fix Network World has steadily grown the footprint of its collision, glass and mechanical business which includes Fix Auto, ProColor Collision, NOVUS Glass, Speedy Auto Service and SRP, according to the company. In 2020, the network added 60 new locations around the world. It also expanded the ProColor Collision brand to the United States.
“Our franchise development strategy is aimed at independent body shop owners who are keen to protect their businesses from the surrounding uncertainty,” said Steve Leal, Fix Network World president and CEO.
According to The Romans Group’s latest report, there was a drastic decrease in miles driven during the pandemic as well as in the number of accidents and claims processed compared to 2019. Most of Fix Network World’s growth took place in the second half of 2020.
Calling 2021 as “the year of sustainable growth”, Leal says the challenges in the “post COVID normal” have made the network even more determined to push ahead with franchise development, in order to create the largest global network of independent collision repair facilities.
“As future automotive trends become a reality, we are committed to help our franchisees prepare for and benefit from what’s ahead,” said Leal. “From virtual classrooms training technicians in the latest auto repair processes, to teaching office staff in customer service and marketing processes – we are doing everything to ensure that our franchisees can operate at full potential.”