Fix Network World, a global automotive aftermarket franchise network for collision, glass and mechanical repair services, announced the launch of the first six Fix Auto-NOVUS Glass locations across the country.
The six new locations—Barcelona North, Arganda del Rey, Leganes, Madrid Este, Coslada and Guadalajara—are part of the company’s planned effort to support Spain’s aftermarket industry, officials say. The Spanish operations for Fix Auto and NOVUS Glass are led by GTRES master franchisee and CEO Luis Chao Jaramillo and supported by operations and strategy director Fermín Hevia García.
“Body shops are always looking to improve their operational efficiencies and build a solid profitable business,” Jaramillo says. “Fix Auto and NOVUS Glass offer two attractive business opportunities for such body shops to learn from Fix Network World’s best practices and offer advanced collision and glass repair services of the highest level.”
Steve Leal, president and CEO of Fix Network World, welcomes the acquisition.
“The Spanish market has witnessed exceptional resilience over the past few years, and we anticipate significant growth opportunities in this critical market,” says Leal. “Together with GTRES, we are confident of cementing more partnerships with forward-thinking body shop owners and help them to increase their profitability.”
Four of the new franchises – Leganes, Madrid Este, Coslada and Guadalajara – are owned and operated by Juan Antonio Ausin, while the Barcelona North and Arganda del Rey locations are owned by Miguel Angel Lopez Exposito and Miguel Mendez respectively.
“Almost all collisions involve significant damage to windshields and automotive glass,” Jaramillo says. “By offering NOVUS Glass services, they can now control their operations better and ensure quicker turnaround times.”